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Few topics have been discussed more among healthcare facility managers in the last 18 months than ventilation, air filtration and the role of indoor air quality in protecting the health of patients, staff and visitors. Now managers have an additional resource in ensuring the efficiency of HVAC system operations.
ASHRAE recently released an updated edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The standard offers healthcare facility managers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of health care facilities.
The 2021 edition delivers guidance for designers and managers of front-line facilities and incorporates 17 addenda to the 2017 edition of the standard. Changes include:
Dan Hounsell is Senior Editor, Facility Market.