HVAC system design is a hot topic during a viral pandemic. It has been the subject of articles by the Philadelphia Inquirer and other news media. At GBE, we actively encourage clients to install displacement ventilation systems. This system’s chief benefit is that it captures and exhausts contaminated air while providing conditioned fresh outside air to individual occupants. Displacement ventilation was first used in Europe in 1978 and has been used effectively in a wide range of building types since then. If you want to know more about an HVAC system design whose time has truly come, contact Russ.
Graphic courtesy of Dr. Simon J. Rees, CEng, MCIBSE, MIMechE
Professor of Building Energy Systems
University of Leeds, School of Civil Engineering