How Building Mechanical Systems Can Create Safer Environments

HGA offers strategies for optimizing mechanical systems to improve occupant safety in arts facilities.

As communities begin to reopen nationally and people begin to repopulate spaces, HGA’s engineering team pooled its internal expertise and industry experience to provide detailed information for facility operators to assess mechanical systems. The following strategies provide multiple methods for improving HVAC system to disinfect indoor air and prevent infectious transmission. Each strategy includes a brief description, benefits and challenges, and cost-effective implementation recommendations. This information can inform immediate and long-term actions to plan healthy spaces in the new normal.

For more information, download How Building Mechanical Systems Can Create Safer Environments.

Research on the novel coronavirus is ongoing and as more details emerge, we continue to refine our recommendations based on the best available data. For further reading, please review the CDC guidelines.

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