ASHRAE releases standard 241

ASHRAE Releases Standard 241 for Controlling Infectious Aerosols

This standard, “establishes minimum requirements to reduce the risk of disease transmission by exposure to infectious aerosols in new buildings, existing buildings, and major renovations”. The key driver for the development of Standard 241 was “discussion between ASHRAE and the White House COVID-19 Response Team about the need for new and better IAQ (indoor air quality) standards. ASHRAE was encouraged to take the lead in developing a new standard for control of airborne pathogens.”

How Large Indoor Venues Are Replacing Filtration With Purification to Improve Air Quality and Reduce Energy Costs

The pandemic put a spotlight on just how important it is for commercial buildings, airports, sports venues, and other large public facilities to ensure safe indoor air quality. Recently, new air quality standards from ASHRAE (new Standard 241) and others have been introduced to protect occupants more effectively from COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens.

New Study Shows Air Purification Positively Impacting Senior Housing Resident Quality of Life

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment is of utmost importance in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) where vulnerable residents require constant care. These facilities have long been grappling with the challenge of reducing infectious pathogens to improve resident well-being. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) pose a significant threat to LTC residents, with many of these infections originating from airborne sources.