All outside air isn’t created equal, neither is the available engineering guidance, and there isn’t enough preliminary owner/consultant discussion about the pros and cons. Welcome to the air filtration design process.
The codes, personnel, and terms related to the commissioning process for health care may seem to leave room for confusion. The authors delineate the differences for you here because, especially when it comes to these settings, no such room exists.
We’re trying something different this year. Finding ourselves yet again unable to bend the time-space continuum so we could give you print coverage of the AHR Expo and winter ASHRAE meeting in February’s issue, we decided to go ahead and serve up two features of more in-depth coverage in March.
In this section of our post-AHR/ASHRAE coverage, your intrepid editor traverses the carpeted hallways of Las Vegas, taking copious notes at gatherings to discuss two specific standards past, present, and possibly future.
As we continue to look for weapons to fight hospital-acquired infections (HAI), what does the standard for health care facility ventilation already contain in the way of health metrics? How would a study look if it focused on the one metric that drives so many other decisions in health care? Let’s explore.