ASHRAE 170 is just the baseline for the fight against hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The ongoing human and financial tolls taken by these infections point to the need for engineers and facilities to raise their IAQ game wherever possible. Move beyond the minimum and get into the what, where, and how of HEPA filtration, ultraviolet technology, and catalytic air cleaners.
One of the books I’m slowly, slowly working through this year is Essays Of E.B. White. Now, co-author of The Elements of Style and author of Charlotte’s Web is quite a resume right there, but White also contributed essays to The New Yorker among his other many writings.
We got some great news just before shipping this issue to the printer. Stephanie Taylor, MD, who is writing a year-long IAQ column for us, has been invited to be a Fellow in the Royal Society for Public Health.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.