The “Clean Air in Buildings Challenge” is a call to action and a set of guiding principles and best practices to assist building owners and operators with reducing risks from airborne viruses and other contaminants indoors. The Clean Air in Buildings Challenge highlights a range of recommendations and resources available for improving ventilation and indoor air quality, which can help to better protect the health of building occupants and reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. Here are the ways HALO Smart Sensor can help you participate in this initiative.
Choose supplies and building products with low chemical emissions to limit sources of VOC’s. Know the carbon dioxide, particulate, and carbon monoxide levels in occupied spaces. Constantly measure for their presence and remove them from the air when necessary.
Conduct regular maintenance and monitor temperature in real-time to prevent and resolve thermal comfort issues promptly.
Conduct regular maintenance and monitor humidity in real-time to prevent and resolve moisture issues promptly. Identify and prevent mold growth conditions.
Use high-efficiency filters and clean surfaces regularly to limit dust and dirt accumulation, which are the vehicles on which viruses travel from person to person.
Control indoor sources of noise such as mechanical equipment, office equipment and machinery. Monitor for sound anomalies which can become a security concern.
Know if there are too many people in a room, if a space is occupied when it should not be or abnormal behavior of people clustering in a room location.
Be situationally aware through non-visual sensory technology. Provide the tools for safe environments such as keyword emergency calls, aggression detection, occupancy, and use of prohibited substances.
Visually indicate the status of a location with lighting. Show room occupancy maximums are met, air quality condition, and safe paths to egress.
Meet or exceed local outdoor air ventilation rate guidelines to control indoor sources of odors, chemicals and carbon dioxide.