COVID-19: Practical measures on the use of HVAC installations in non-residential buildings
In the context of COVID-19, many companies are dealing with questions about the use of HVAC installations in non-residential buildings. Together with the experts from Agoria’s HVAC group of companies, Agoria has developed a number of very concrete practical measures to apply when using heating, ventilation and cooling for non-residential buildings such as office spaces, shopping centers or industrial buildings.
Despite the fact that based on current insights there are no indications that HVAC plays a role in the spread of COVID-19, the sector provides a number of tips and tricks. The Agoria HVAC group unites the manufacturers and suppliers of systems for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Their practical advice will help users of such installations to minimize the risk of COVID-19 contamination.
Notwithstanding the accompanying practical measures, welfare legislation with regard to the basic requirements regarding air quality in the workplace remains applicable.
In addition to the regular maintenance of the installation according to the specifications of the constructor / installer, a number of measures can be taken by way of precaution, where the general principle is to use outside air as much as possible, and to limit the throughput and recycling of indoor air, obviously where this is feasible and where the various health factors are weighed.
COVID-19 Guidance Document
The Agoria guidance document summarizes the above-mentioned practical measures. Due to the ever-changing information about the disease, the document will be updated and complemented with new evidence when it becomes available.