Safer Buildings Methodologies

Safer Building Methodologies

Posted on July 28, 2021

Updated March 24, 2022

Tom Barrow Company is committed to being a knowledgeable and trusted resource for the products and solutions to implement the three important strategies recommended by the EPA, White House Administration, CDC, and ASHRAE for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings - VENTILATION, AIR FILTRATION, and AIR DISINFECTION.

Watch this video, featuring Mike Shea, President, discussing these methodologies, endorsed by ASHRAE, 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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