The COVID-19 pandemic has posed enormous challenges to businesses and institutions all over the world. As organizations re-open and adapt to the “new normal,” it is essential that they protect the health of their workers and the people they serve. Abraxas can help building owners confront these challenges in three areas: reopening, developing safer practices for occupants and visitors, and creating new maintenance procedures.
If a building has been shut down for any length of time, it is important to ensure that its mechanical and control systems are capable of performing reliably and efficiently when re-started. Abraxas’ professional Facility Management staff will review and retro-commission these systems as needed to ensure that they operate the way they should. It may also be necessary to modify these system and control strategies to keep building occupants safe. Following sector-specific guidelines from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and ASHRAE, Abraxas will recommend and implement changes, which could include increasing ventilation rates, improving air filtration efficiencies, adding portable room air cleaners, and installing personal ventilation systems for high risk tasks.
Adopting Safe Practices