As the easing of lockdown starts; albeit at different rates across the country, preparing your building for a safe re-occupation will need careful and considered thought.
Once an agreement of how we will all be working and when, thoughts also need to turn to a ‘thorough re-evaluation of air conditioning and ventilation systems’, this is according to the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). The institution has produced a series of guides for businesses looking to understand how their workspace can be re-occupied whilst minimising risk to their staff.
With an ever changing environment, it is a challenging time for businesses to gauge what is right. Guidance from the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) suggest the following:
1. Increase air supply and exhaust ventilation
2. Open windows where possible
3. Safe use of heat recovery systems
4. No use of re circulation
5. Room air cleaners can be useful
As a turnkey supplier of HVAC products and technologies, we can help and guide your facilities team with the necessary requirements that your building may need to give your occupants the confidence to return to a building where the air is safe.