Resources can help reduce Legionella risk

August 15, 2019

ASHRAE has developed resources it hopes can help to reduce the risk of Legionella, a disease that recently broke out in the non-profit group’s home city of Atlanta, according to an article on the CleanLink website.

Resources distributed by ASHRAE include Standard 188, which provides a comprehensive approach to help prevent the growth and spread of Legionella within building water systems.

In 2018, ASHRAE published a revised edition of Standard 188, which designers and building operators can use to help establish water management plans specific to the systems in particular buildings, campuses or health care facilities.

Guideline 12, “Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems,” is currently in revision and provides more detailed descriptions of best practices.

Read the article.

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