Commercial Building Air Filters
Commercial buildings are kind of properties constructed for capital gain or rental income in various modes. There are specialized types of commercial buildings with a vast range of commercial purposes.
Types of Commercial Buildings:
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Retail Spaces
- Shopping Malls/Multiplex
- Fast-food Chain Centers
- Corporate Offices
These commercial buildings are always engaged with the continuous passage of a larger number of occupants and with goods, several other items. All these materials may release volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), obnoxious gases & particles into the premises.
Eventually, the indoor air inside the commercial buildings will lose its quality. Moreover, the most common challenge in commercial buildings is the lower concentration on ventilation facilities, indoor air recirculation systems. As a result, occupants in commercial buildings are more susceptible to poor health.
Modern commercial buildings are generally considered safe and healthy working indoor environments. However, the building occupants are often suffering from respiratory issues. This is mainly due to the poor indoor air quality in commercial buildings. The potential causes for indoor air quality problems are exposed to hazardous materials, poor ventilation systems, etc.
Pollutants occupied in the indoor environment can increase the risk of illness.
Poor indoor air quality in the commercial spaces is due to the presence of:
- Molds, spores, pollens
- Carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Bacteria, viruses, and byproducts
- Vehicle engine exhaust, exhaust from industrial plants
- Asbestos, clays, elemental particles, and man-made fibers
Control of indoor air quality involves integrating three main strategies.
First, manage the sources of pollutants either by removing them from the building or isolating them from people through physical barriers, air pressure relationships or by controlling the timing of their use.
Second, dilute pollutants and remove them from the building through ventilation.
Third, use filtration solutions/ products to clean the air of pollutants.
The facility managers should be proactive in identifying and resolving odour, and smell control challenges which are resulted from the indoor environment. All the control measurements will help ensure occupant safety and health. Even it will help the commercial building owners to meet the requirements, and standards set by the leadership in energy & environmental design (LEED) authorities.
Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines apply to facilities or projects that generate emissions to air at any stage of the project life-cycle. This guideline provides an approach to the management of significant sources of emissions, including specific guidance for the assessment and monitoring of impacts. It is also intended to provide additional information on approaches to emissions management in projects located in areas of poor air quality, where it may be necessary to establish project-specific emissions standards.
AAF holds both the experience and expertise in providing filtration solutions/ products. Our higher-efficiency air filters help protect against airborne contaminants as well as pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) both suggest upgrading the particle efficiency of air filters and cycling more outdoor air into commercial buildings as a means of protecting building occupants.
Specifically, air filters rated at least minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) 13 are recommended to reduce the presence of these diseases and infection-causing contaminants in occupied spaces.
Besides particulate filters, gas-phase filtration must be used to control the harmful effects of gaseous contaminants in commercial facilities. Common sources of these contaminants are located both outside and inside commercial facilities, ranging from automotive exhaust, weather-related conditions, and wildfires outside buildings, to paint, carpet, and furniture inside facilities.
Air filtration systems in commercial facilities must handle relatively large volumes of air. Approximately 50% of a commercial building’s energy consumption goes to the heating, cooling, and moving of air. Proper filter selection and maintenance is essential to keeping HVAC systems operating effectively and efficiently.
There are multiple facets of the filter and the system in which it is installed that must be taken into consideration. These considerations include system airspeed, fan efficiency, filter resistance, service life, efficiency, and cost.
The amount of time most people spend in the office is second only to the amount of time they spend at home. So, it is no surprise that the air people breathe at work has an important impact on their overall health and productivity. These concerns are heightened for office workers worried about exposure to airborne viruses.
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