The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force was established to help deploy ASHRAE’s technical resources to address the challenges of the current pandemic and future epidemics as it relates to the effects of HVAC systems on disease transmission in healthcare facilities, the workplace, home, public and recreational environments. One of the groups within the task force is dedicated to schools and universities.
ASHRAE recently published guidance for reopening schools and universities, which now includes ionization as an alternate to UVC and MERV 13 rated filters on systems that cannot handle the increased pressure drop of a MERV 13 filter. (Referenced on Page 30). The presentation includes convenient checklists to prepare educational buildings to resume occupancy such as starting up HVAC systems as well as checks and verifications to maintain during the academic school year. The guidance is meant to provide practical information to school districts and university campus environmental health managers, facility managers, administrators, technicians and service providers.
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