As industrial and manufacturing workplaces reopen after the pandemic, the importance of providing clean, fresh, conditioned air to protect our industrial workspaces is critical.
Adding increased levels of fresh air provides a safer, healthier, and more productive indoor environment for employees.
Infection control was likely not considered a priority when the HVAC systems in most industrial workplaces were specified. However, when properly configured with the correct amount of outdoor air, leveraging make-up air HVAC systems can lead to significant reductions in the spread of airborne pathogens.
From factories, to warehouse distribution centers and aircraft hangars, companies are turning toward improving their indoor industrial environments as a way to keep & attract top talent. Adding increased levels of fresh, filtered air and controlled temperature provided by make-up air units into industrial spaces has a number of advantages for workers and industrial process quality.
Leading agencies such as ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers), the WHO (World Health Organization), and REHVA (The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations) have all recommended increased fresh air ventilation to increase the indoor air quality of building spaces.