The COVID-19 Virus has forever changed our perspective on cleanliness, personal interaction and our environment. The thought of a post-pandemic state brings us hope. But what does a post pandemic environment look like and how does it operate? Bala has researched and collaborated with industry partners and health experts to present some of the most effective ways to make our buildings safer
Bala has worked with URBN and its brands for over 15 years on various projects including the headquarters in Philadelphia, multiple warehouses, and retail stores across the Northeast region.
Depending on the type of HVAC system in your building, below are some HVAC measures to implement for the short term and long term to reduce the potential spread of contaminants.
Since most office buildings currently have low or no occupancy, there are some measures for your domestic water systems that you can implement now to be sure these systems are well maintained and prepared for the return to the workplace.
Kitchens, pantries and toilet rooms are high risk spaces that require strategies to reduce contamination of surfaces and the opportunity for dispersion of the virus. There are short and long term strategies for plumbing systems that can reduce the risk of infection from these spaces.
When we return to the workplace the ability to maintain a safe distance while still working collaboratively requires technology support. In critical environments or those with close quarters working conditions, detection of staff who may be ill and reducing contact with common surfaces like badge readers or door hardware will reduce the number of contact points.