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Four Ways Building Operators Can Play a Roll in Controlling Coronavirus

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 25, 2020 3:22:00 PM

Building operators and engineers have an important role to play in planning for infectious disease transmission emergencies.

Building engineers can support emergency planning by understanding the design, operations, and maintenance adequacy of buildings for which they are responsible and helping emergency planners mitigate vulnerabilities or develop interventions. 

Topics: HVAC ASHRAE HVAC Hygiene Coronavirus IFMA Building Engineers
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3 Indoor Air Quality Problems Requiring Immediate Action

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jul 9, 2018 1:45:00 PM

However subjective one's perception of indoor air quality (IAQ) is, as a building owner, property manager, or building engineer it's critical that IAQ complaints are proactively responded to and managed.  

The IAQ problem indicator dictates the associated management response, with some requiring immediate attention.  Other problems are less urgent, but all require a response.  

Topics: HVAC IAQ Mold ASHRAE Proactive Moisture
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How does ASHRAE recommend cooling towers be cleaned to avoid Legionellosis?

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 10, 2018 9:15:00 AM

ASHRAE's recommendations regarding Legionellosis are contained in ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, and the ASHRAE Guideline 12 -2000, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems.

ASHRAE recommends that cooling towers should be designed, installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with ASHRAE Guideline 12 -2000 to minimize the risk of dissemination of legionella bacteria. The guideline includes recommendations for cleaning and disinfection.

Topics: ASHRAE HVAC Maintenance Legionella Risk Assessments Legionella Cooling Towers
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How to Evaluate HVAC Preventative Maintenance Plans

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jan 25, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Seven Key Preventative Maintenance Questions for Your HVAC Contractor

The HVAC planned maintenance plans that contractors offer vary in scope and pricing from all inclusive to minimal inspection and filter change.  The first step in choosing a contractor is to know what basic items are included in competing contractors’ maintenance plans in order to effectively compare relative plan values.  

Topics: HVAC PM ASHRAE ACCA HVAC Maintenance
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What to Ask the Contractor when Evaluating HVAC Planned Maintenance

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Jun 25, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems

The HVAC system is the single largest user of energy in your building, making it one of your biggest monthly expenditures.  If it is not maintained in proper working order you will be sacrificing indoor comfort while seeing increased power usage, and will likely incur higher repair costs and premature equipment replacement costs.

Topics: HVAC PM ASHRAE ACCA HVAC Maintenance
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3 Indoor Air Quality Problems Requiring Immediate Attention

By Comprehensive Energy Services on Mar 30, 2015 7:38:04 PM

How occupants perceive indoor air quality (IAQ) in a typical commercial office environment can be very subjective.  ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013 -- Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality (ANSI Approved) Standard sets ventilation rates that will "satisfy a substantial majority (about 80%) of unadapted persons (visitors) in a space."  Meaning that even if Standard 62 is satisfied, a potential two of ten people may find the air unacceptable.  

Topics: HVAC IAQ Mold ASHRAE Proactive Moisture


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