COVID-19 Ventilation Gap Assessment

Proper ventilation should be part of every plan to minimize the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It is an important layer of protection to help ensure a healthy environment for building occupants. CDC and ASHRAE have released guidelines on modifying HVAC systems to help reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Interpreting the guidelines and determining whether your HVAC systems can support the recommendations, without compromising indoor air quality, can be challenging.

EH&E’s engineers, supported by environmental and public health specialists, are uniquely qualified to assess your building’s systems to identify any gaps or limitations with meeting CDC and ASHRAE guidelines.

Our COVID-19 Ventilation Gap Assessment offers several key advantages:

  • Our assessment is based on the level of support you need and is tailored to your timeline for reopening and budget.
  • We identify any risks or downsides with implementation of the guidelines and can offer alternative solutions to achieve the goal of improving ventilation to reduce transmission of the virus.
  • In addition to planning and implementation, we offer proactive monitoring to verify performance and that CDC and ASHRAE guidelines are being met. Documentation of performance is valuable in addressing the concerns and anxiety of building occupants, or in the event there is a complaint. We establish site specific metrics and criteria for monitoring based on current guidelines and your organization’s operations, needs and goals for mitigating the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. And should monitoring reveal that specific criteria are not being met, you’ll know what action needs to be taken to quickly resolve the issue.

To learn more about how we can help you modify building systems to minimize the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and meet regulatory guidelines, contact us today.