HVAC

Nursing Homes Wrestle with Climate Change, HVAC Demands

For Washington’s long-term care facilities, recent heatwave underscored growing need for air conditioning

7/13/2021


Wanted: A 21st Century IAQ Strategy

Managers need to consider holistic integrated IAQ solution that uses complementary technologies

6/23/2021


HEPA Purifiers Can Reduce Airborne COVID-19: Researcher

Air purifiers could benefit hospitals where aerosol-generating procedures occur

6/15/2021


Ranking Risks: Ventilation and Infection Control

Risk-ranking each space in facilities with required temperature, pressure and humidity will guide testing procedures

6/2/2021


ASHRAE, UV Group Partner on Research, Standards

ASHRAE, IUVA will cooperate to promote advancement of emerging research and technologies

5/14/2021


ASHRAE Updates Healthcare Facilities Ventilation Standard

Standard offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of healthcare facilities

5/13/2021


Mold Case Against Seattle Hospital Advances

Public health documents relate to Aspergillus mold infections at Seattle Children’s hospital

5/7/2021


Flexibility Key for Future HVAC System Design

COVID-19 can spread via aerosol transmission, so controlling airflows is critical

5/3/2021


Managing Ventilation To Prevent Airborne Illnesses

Management plan can help managers maintain compliance with applicable accreditation, licensure and regulatory standards

4/8/2021


ASHRAE Clarifies Buildings’ Role in COVID-19

Statement offers updated, unequivocal statement on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings

4/7/2021


Hospital Ventilation in the COVID-19 Era

ASHRAE Standard 170 survived pandemic and is ready for next edition

4/6/2021


Case Study: Using Germicidal UV-C to Mitigate COVID-19

Chicago’s Loyola University Medical Center installed UV-C lamps in HVAC systems

4/1/2021


Guidance Targets HVAC Controls in Healthcare

Resource fills a knowledge gap in a field with no definitive recommendations for environmental controls

3/22/2021


More Patients Join Lawsuit Over Mold in Hospital

Since 2001, at least 14 young patients claim to have been infected by Aspergillus mold

3/10/2021


Scrutiny Mounts on HVAC-COVID-19 Connection

Former OSHA head says employers not taking adequate measures to address real COVID-19 risks in workplaces

3/3/2021


Resource Targets HVAC Controls and COVID-19

No definitive recommendations exist for environmental controls when handling COVID-19 patients

2/23/2021


Refrigeration Breakdown Prompts Vaccine Scramble

Freezer storing 1,650 doses of the clinics’ COVID-19 vaccines stopped working

2/5/2021


Resource Targets HVAC Systems and COVID-19

Guide aims to help performance of flush calculations to reduce the time and energy to clear spaces of contaminants

2/4/2021


Michigan: HVAC Certification for Restaurant Openings

Program allows food service establishments to become certified by having their HVAC systems inspected

1/27/2021


HVAC Systems and COVID-19: What’s the Link?

Experts say scientific evidence does not indicate that transmission of COVID-19 occurs via HVAC systems

1/19/2021


Rethinking Facility Airflow To Control COVID-19

Facilities can use altered airflows to increase air exchanges and optimize fresh outdoor air

1/14/2021


Freezer Malfunction Forces Emergency Use of Vaccine

Sensor that monitors freezer didn’t work and didn’t notify hospital personnel of problem

1/12/2021


Scrutiny Grows on Air Filtration’s Role in Controlling COVID-19

An enhanced HVAC system design will minimize the recirculation of contaminated air in air distribution systems

1/8/2021


Hospital Must Release Records on Mold Outbreaks

The hospital has seen a host of mold outbreaks since 2005, when it discovered Aspergillus mold in an operating room

1/7/2021


COVID-19 Spotlight Falls on HVAC Systems

One mitigation strategy involves ensuring adequate ventilation in indoor spaces

1/7/2021


Clearing the Air: COVID-19 Strategy Must Address IAQ

Researchers stress that risk of infection is particularly high in hospitals and nursing homes

1/4/2021


BAS Advances Address Hospitals’ Long-Term Challenges

Technology offers extensive capabilities through integration with other systems within healthcare environments

12/30/2020


Ventilation Takes Center Stage in Protecting Patients, Staff

Researchers say it is important to control indoor air and combine different measures to achieve reduced spread

12/28/2020


Nursing Homes Rethink Ventilation’s Role in Pandemic

One state’s facilities offer insights into challenges facing managers

12/23/2020


Hospitals Upgrade Ventilation To Combat Coronavirus Spread

When it comes to infection control and prevention, focus on HVAC systems for patient and provider safety

12/22/2020



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