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ASHRAE’s developed pathogen mitigation standard is significant

ASHRAE will set up a balanced team of internationally recognised experts to work on an accelerated timeline to develop the indoor air quality (IAQ) pathogen mitigation standard.

ASHRAE commits to support the expedited development of a national indoor air quality (IAQ) pathogen mitigation standard. The goal is to finalise the consensus based, code-enforceable standard within six months.

The 2022–23 ASHRAE President, Farooq Mehboob, a Fellow Life Member of ASHRAE, said, “The health and well-being of building occupants are crucial factors that must be considered during the design, construction, and operation phases of the building process. “ASHRAE’s long history of leadership in IAQ science and technology will provide broad-reaching guidance through this standard to help ensure the use of best practices for pathogen mitigation, which will assist in creating safer indoor spaces for us all.”

ASHRAE will set up a balanced team of internationally recognised experts to work on an accelerated timeline to develop the standard. The standard’s delivery will include design and operation; alternative paths (prescriptive or performance), with the goal of achieving equivalent clean air. It will also include testing, verification, documentation (commissioning), and periodic re-commissioning.

The increased focus on IAQ by government and the public and the convergence of the flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) threaten public health, making ASHRAE’s development of the pathogen mitigation standard of even greater importance as jurisdictions and building owners look to a reputable and non-biased source for guidance and science-based building standards.

 

for more info visit : https://www.ashrae.org/

 

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