As businesses open operations again, it’s more essential than ever to make sure that buildings aren’t making people sick. People need to know that companies are doing everything possible to help keep them safe, and indoor air quality is at the forefront of this safety.
ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, ASHRAE published its latest positioning paper on infectious aerosols. ASHRAE reported that it will continue to support research that advances the knowledge base of indoor air-management strategies aimed to reduce occupant exposure to infectious aerosols. Chief among these ventilation-related strategies are:
- Airflow patterns
- Temperature and humidity distribution and control
- Other strategies such as ultra-violet germicidal irradiation (UVGI)
ASHRAE reports that disease outbreaks (i.e., epidemics and pandemics) are increasing in frequency and reach. Pandemics of the past have had devastating effects on affected populations. Novel microorganisms that can be disseminated by infectious aerosols necessitate good design, construction, commissioning, maintenance and advanced planning.
See the full research report on the ASHRAE.org website or click the link below.
MacroAir Fans continue to improve the lives of essential workers, essential customers and essential businesses. Today, big commercial/industrial fans are essential equipment. As the original inventors of large, industrial ceiling fans, we offer features that are designed to help reduce the flow of airborne microorganisms, as described below.
Improved Relative Humidity
- Reduces the likelihood of having damaged products and equipment
- Decreases the chances of slipping hazards
Thorough air circulation, controlling heat
- Mixing trapped warm air from the ceiling with the cooler air below, helping to keep everyone comfortable
- Leads to more effective removal of pollutants
- Reduces the likelihood of experiencing “sick building syndrome”
Elevated air speeds
- Create a perceived cooling effect during warmer months, having a positive impact on productivity and employee morale
- Help decrease the transmission of airborne disease by reducing moisture accumulation that spreads germs and bacteria
- Make it more difficult for contaminated droplets to find a path to uninfected people
High volume, powerful air flow
- Can cool 22,000 square feet.
- 1 MacroAir fan vs. 34 small industrial fans!
- Maintains energy efficiency