Local company's work on epidemic
One of the nation’s top leaders in developing ventilation standards has received mention in several national publications recently, as the world seeks to stop the spread of COVID-19.
ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, has been around a long time but it is new to Peachtree Corners. The company is moving its global headquarters here, bringing the latest in HVAC&R equipment and technology and a zero carbon footprint.
As an expert in ventilation, ASHRAE has been cited recently in articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Washington Post regarding the control of infectious disease.
We have formed an Epidemic Task Force with more than 120 participants from around the globe that provides guidance on how to adjust HVAC systems to minimize the risk of spreading infectious bacteria, how to reoccupy buildings, etc.," said Jeff Littleton, executive vice president.
The Epidemic Task Force helps assemble ASHRAE’s technical resources to address the challenges of current and future epidemics, especially as those challenges relate to HVAC systems in healthcare facilities, the workplace, home, public and recreational environments.