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COVID-19 news in the HVAC&R sector

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 at 12:33 pm in News by admin

The IIR reviews the available information on the possible impact of air conditioning on the spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations for the operation and maintenance of HVAC systems. Furthermore, several national organizations called on their government to identify HVAC&R systems maintenance as “essential service”.

As response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, REHVA – the  European Federation of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) associations – drafted “COVID-19 guidance”  document on how to operate and use building services in areas with a coronavirus outbreak to prevent the spread of COVID-19 depending on HVAC or plumbing systems related factors. REHVA called the document an “interim document to be complemented with new evidence and information when it becomes available”. The precautions it contains are meant as an addition to the general guidance for employers and building owners that is presented in the World Health Organisation document “Getting workplaces ready for COVID-19”.

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