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IUVA Fact Sheet on COVID-19

The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) believes that UV disinfection technologies can play a role in a multiple barrier approach to reducing the transmission of the virus causing COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, based on current disinfection data and empirical evidence. UV is a known disinfectant for air, water and surfaces that can help to mitigate the risk of acquiring an infection in contact with the COVID-19 virus when applied correctly. “The IUVA has assembled leading experts from around… Read More

Displaced Oil Employees Find New Life in the HVAC Industry

As job markets across the United States continue to struggle in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the impact of the virus on oil production is threatening severe consequences for the global economy. More than a dozen oil companies have declared bankruptcy so far in the United States alone, and widespread industry layoffs are expected to continue. Perfect Technician Academy (PTA), a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician training school based in the greater… Read More

Indiana Sheet Metal Firm Provides Intubation Protection for COVID Doctors

Inserting tubes into the trachea of COVID-19 patients to prepare them for ventilation care is one of the riskiest procedures for doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus battle, as the slightest discharge puts them at risk for infection. But thanks to the combined expertise of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), doctors throughout Indiana’s Community Health Network and beyond are now… Read More

New Munters Whitepaper Explores How Humidity Affects Viral Infectivity and Longevity

There is a demonstratable link between humidity and the infectivity and longevity of a variety of viruses, such as influenza and coronaviruses, according to a new whitepaper by Munters, a global leader in energy-efficient and sustainable air treatment solutions. Titled “How Humidity Control Can Reduce Viral Infectivity and Longevity,” the scientific report addresses how it is possible to reduce the transmission and longevity of harmful viruses by controlling indoor Relative Humidity… Read More

Johnson Controls Commits to Equipping Buildings with the Right Indoor Air Quality Solutions to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Shared Spaces

As cities, states and countries begin to reopen, people that live and work in buildings will need assurance building owners and operators are taking every precaution to ensure health and safety, starting with the air they breathe. Though guidance around the transmission of COVID-19 continues to evolve, experts agree that indoor air quality should be a top priority. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), a global leader in creating safe and secure building environments, is committed to… Read More

Airmaster Introduces Helpful Ventilation and Portable Cooling Device Guidelines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Airmaster, a leading manufacturer of air circulation and ventilation fan solutions, published a series of guidelines and best practices for increasing ventilation in the workplace during the COVID-19 crisis. According to the guidelines, since outdoor air is highly unlikely to be contaminated by the virus that causes COVID-19, increasing ventilation and creating a dilution strategy for a workplace can be very effective. It can be accomplished using permanent equipment such as… Read More