HVAC Impact on Coronavirus:  Outdoor Air Ventilation

Ventilation can "affect disease transmission." 

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series on Coronavirus and HVAC. We aim to publish new content each week on topics that impact your portfolios, properties, employees, tenants, and residents.

On Tuesday March 17th, 2020, the National Institutes of Health reported that "The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine."  (ref. here)

Per ASHRAE, "Ventilation air is the minimum amount of outdoor air required for the purpose of controlling air contaminant levels in buildings."  Increase and improve ventilation to help control disease transmission.  What's your facility outdoor ventilation air rate?   

Register for HVAC Ventilation Standards Lunch & Learn at CES Training Center August 21st


Building ventilation is the circulation of air throughout a building.  Building ventilation is one important factor affecting the relationship between airborne transmission of respiratory infections and the health and productivity of workers.  

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CES starts $4.8 million of HVAC/PLBG, & Special Effects at seven new Orlando-area projects!

ORLANDO, FLA. (June 5, 2015) – Longwood-based Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is starting $4.8 million of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and special effects work at seven new Orlando-area projects.

Orlando Area Projects Included are:

  1. Nemours Children’s Hospital Cardiac Operating Room #3 for Skanska USA Building, Orlando;
  2. Florida Hospital Kissimmee Nuclear Medicine for Sunrise Electric, Longwood;
  3. Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc.’s Lake Mary office interior alteration for LT Contracting Services,Orlando;
  4. Theme park related projects.

The Gateway to IAQ Hysteria

The greatest risk to Property Managers concerning Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is when tenants are allowed to define how IAQ is perceived.   Allowing tenants to define the perception of IAQ is a gateway to much larger IAQ problems.  As an example of larger and unnecessary IAQ problems here's an email clip from a property manager in IAQ distress.  

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