The COVID-19 pandemic is redefining standards for health and safety protocols in all aspects of life, including indoor spaces. As employers, educators, and building owners seek to reopen their facilities, they are looking for ways to meet the heightened expectations of their workers and occupants. Guiding these decisions are recommendations from industry organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), which offers guidance on how changes to building operations, particularly HVAC systems, can reduce airborne exposures.
- Explain new approaches to managing and improving indoor quality through a variety of building materials and systems, including ceilings.
- Describe evolving standards and initiatives for sustainable building materials, air ventilation systems and cleaning practices to design and maintain healthy buildings.
- Explain how ceiling systems can contribute to improved air quality and occupant well-being.
- Illustrate how high-performing acoustical ceilings can positively impact building operations and maintenance to enhance human health and wellness.