12-07-2023 |

On July 7th 2023, ASHRAE published its pioneering consensus-based, code enforceable standard, developed to reduce the risk of infectious aerosol transmission in buildings, ASHRAE Standard 241, Control of Infectious Aerosols.

Standard 241 establishes minimum requirements to reduce the risk of airborne disease transmission, such as SARS-COV-2 virus, which causes COVID–19, the flu virus and other pathogens in buildings like single and multi-family homes, offices, schools and healthcare facilities. The standard applies to new and existing buildings and major renovations and provides requirements for many aspects of air system design, installation, operation and maintenance.

More information can be found here.

Source: ASHRAE

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