The Importance of HVAC in a Post COVID-19 World

Editorial Staff     April 13, 2020

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The Importance of HVAC in a Post COVID-19 World

With the rise of awareness about COVID-19, no doubt many people have become more conscious in their health and well-being. Many are hopeful for the infection curve to flatten out so that imposed city quarantines would get lifted. Still, there is no doubt that all industries will have an increased appreciation for trust-based and tight-knit working cultures once the pandemic comes to pass.

Strategies would change; attitudes would evolve, and the things that people had once taken for granted will be re-evaluated for the sake of the workers. The pandemic has undoubtedly affected the economy and the livelihoods of everyday workers, and it will likely never return to the way things were.

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HVACs do more than provide better temperature dynamics.

John Macomber, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business, believes that companies and commercial owners will soon invest in health-improving technologies that would guarantee healthier working conditions, even if the technology implements it passively. He, along with Dr Joseph Allen of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, stand by the notion of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industry will become more prevalent in a post-pandemic world.
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Among the technologies they refer to include air filtration systems, dehumidifiers, and temperature-based devices that aid in analyzing the breathing and body heat conditions of those in its vicinity. Better air quality is also an advantage for offices who wish to improve the comfort and productivity of their workers. These technologies also help in preventing an office from suffering from ridiculously cold climates. Temperature dynamics should not be underestimated by any company, especially if they want to improve the productivity rates of their people.

Mr. Macomber and Dr Allen further discuss this matter in their forthcoming book, Healthy Buildings; How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity. If you want to read more of their insights on the matter, you can check it out by clicking on this link.

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