From a safety perspective, it’s time to bring this often overlooked topic into the light.
In sync with this month’s article on “Creating an HVAC Security Basis of Design,” I wanted to offer my concept for commissioning HVAC security. Now readers may say, “What is HVAC security?” That is because it really doesn’t get discussed when creating the project’s basis of design (BofD) in the early stages of a building program. Even when I was involved with commissioning at the Pentagon about 15 years ago, security was not a topic of discussion and left to the experts who go about their business in isolation. Well, today we need to bring HVAC security out of seclusion because of the obvious state of the world, but also so that occupants can be assured of their own safety when in a building or public space.