Remedial Adaptations in Building Services to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission
Ali, S. and Waters, J. (2021). Remedial Adaptations in Building Services to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission. Virtual CIBSE Technical Symposium 2021, 13 - 14 July 2021 CIBSE.. Virtual 13 - 14 Jul 2021 CIBSE.
|Authors||Ali, S. and Waters, J.|
The work presented in this paper is aimed at assessing the various remedial building services engineering measures that can be applied to enable safer building occupation during the ongoing (at the time of writing) COVID-19 pandemic, as well as additional resilience in the event of similar events in the future.
Due to the rapid development of research into the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID- 19, new data is becoming available on an ongoing basis. The available information
Guidance from various building services engineering bodies have been assessed for the UK (CIBSE), Europe (RHEVA) and the USA (ASHRAE) as well as governmental guidance/mandates in the UK and abroad.
This paper assesses the potential effectiveness of each measure at reducing the transmission of COVID-19; the ease of application within existing building services systems; the negative connotations for energy-usage, utility costs, carbon emissions and system maintenance/lifespan; and any adverse implications for the comfort of occupants. The investigated measures will then be appraised for their effectiveness at combatting the spread of COVID-19 compared with the ease of which they can be implemented (in terms of practicality and financial viability).
|Keywords||COVID-19 airborne transmission, building air conditioning systems, ventilation, building services engineering measures, HVAC systems, system capacity.|
|Journal||CIBSE Technical Symposium|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.cibse.org/technical-symposium/2021-programme|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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|16 Apr 2021|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||16 Mar 2021|
|Deposited||18 Mar 2022|
|Web address (URL) of conference proceedings||https://www.cibse.org/technical-symposium/2021-programme|
CIBSE Technical Symposium 2021; 13 -14 July 2021, London: CIBSE.
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