Safer Buildings Methodologies

Safer Building Methodologies

Posted on July 28, 2021

Tom Barrow Company represents many different manufacturers in our efforts to help our customers make their buildings safer. There are three endorsed methodologies from ASHRAE that include dilution, filtration, and disinfection that support efforts to allow occupants to be safer in spaces as we return to work.

Watch this video, featuring Mike Shea, President, discussing these methodologies and the benefits of each.

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Methodology 1: Dilution

Dilution occurs when you periodically have air changes in the occupied space by flushing it with outside air that is free of pathogens.

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Methodology 2: Filtration

For effective filtration, employ a MERV 13 or greater filter within the HVAC units servicing the space, and consider the use of in-space HEPA filtration.

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Methodology 3: Disinfection

A proven disinfection strategy is to employ the use of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) safely to reduce pathogen counts in the occupied space.

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Contact your local TBCo branch location to learn more about the products from these manufacturers and others, and solutions to help occupants be safer in buildings as we return to work.