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REHVA publishes update to COVID-19 guidance

The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) has published a new version of its popular COVID-19 guidance document. The document provides advice on how to operate HVAC and other building service systems to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) disease in workplaces.

The updated fourth version focuses on how to reopen and safely use buildings after lockdown. It provides advice on specific components, buildings/space types, and suggests mitigation measures. It also contains expanded information on:

  • Transmission routes
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in the context of COVID-19
  • Practical recommendations for building services operation during an epidemic for infection risk reduction.

Appendices have also been added on the following topics:

  • Airborne transmission risk assessment and far-reaching actions to reduce the spread of viral diseases in future buildings with improved ventilation systems
  • Inspection of rotary heat exchangers to limit internal leakages
  • Ventilation in patient rooms
  • COVID-19 ventilation and building services guidance for school personnel.

To access the guidance document, click here.

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