ASHRAE IAQ IEQ GUIDELINES Guidance For The Re-opening Of Schools
ASHRAE is a global professional society of over 55,000 members committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields. ASHRAE has established a Task Force to help deploy technical resources to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and possible future epidemics as it relates to the effects of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems on disease transmission. Guidance and building readiness information for different operational conditions has been developed for several building types, including commercial; residential; schools and universities; and healthcare facilities.
Protecting the health, safety and welfare of the world’s students, faculty, and administrators from the spread of SARS-Cov-2 (the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease) is essential to protecting the entire population.
ASHRAE’ S guidance for schools provides practical information and checklists to help minimize the chance of spreading SARS-CoV-2. A summary of key general recommendations related to HVAC and water supply systems appears below. Many different HVAC system types are used in educational facilities, so adaptation of these guidelines to specific cases is necessary. Please consult the full guidance for important details and consider reaching out to qualified design professionals for detailed analysis as needed.
HVAC&R systems play an important role in minimizing the spread of harmful pathogens, and ASHRAE is ready to provide technical resources and answer questions. The most up-to-date information for schools and universities can be found here. The most up to date information for Building Readiness for re-opening can be found here.
For further assistance, please contact [email protected] The information above is provided as a service to the public. While every effort is made to provide accurate and reliable information, this is advisory, and is provided for informational purposes only. They are not intended and should not be relied upon as official statements of ASHRAE
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