The safety of our people and community is critical. We hope your families and staff are staying safe and healthy.
In response to the concerns of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, communities across the country are following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other health authorities and are learning to practice social distancing. With this, an increasing number of companies are now asking employees to work from home.
As the recommendations continue to evolve, the needs of your facilities may also be changing at a fast pace. During this challenging time, LMS Building Systems is here to help so you can manage your buildings better. And as your needs change, our of technicians can REMOTELY connect and modify your building settings through our Intelligent Services capabilities.
Consider the following as you think about your facility’s changing needs:
- Is your staff now working remotely?
- Reduce the schedules on your HVAC equipment to lower utility costs, while the buildings are largely unoccupied.
- Validate the equipment is shutting off as expected and the system is operating at optimal performance.
- Bring in some fresh spring air!
- Modify the facility’s ventilation to dilute the air with more fresh air from outdoors.
- A night purge can help cycle fresh spring air when the building is unoccupied.
- The right balance of moisture (relative humidity) in the air is important for helping to maintain desirable spaces and occupants.
- LMS can evaluate the capabilities of your existing systems to help you maintain best practice humidity levels based on The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommendations (50-60% in the summer, 30-40% in the winter).
- It’s important to keep the unconditioned air out!
- It is recommended that building pressures be maintained as slightly positive to help limit infiltration, condensation, and contaminants.
- In isolation areas, data logs or alarms can monitor pressure relationships between spaces.
If you want to learn more about the tools and services that can maximize the way your buildings are managed during these fast-changing times, please contact us!