Laurie Gilmer writes about Ventilation and Filtration: A Systemic Strategy for Healthier Buildings in the October 2021 issue of Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine.
Saving energy and reducing costs without compromising operational outcomes are central to the activities and priorities of maintenance and engineering managers.
Ventilation and air filtration affect the quality of the interior environment where people spend so much of their time, and the related cost of operations is still very important. Managers also have come to understand that something as short term as a monthly energy bill needs to be looked at in the context of the cost of long-term health and welfare of people and ways to keep them safe.
The core charge of saving energy and reducing costs without compromising operational outcomes hasn’t changed. Perhaps the most important lesson for managers through all of this is to value a third element: health. As managers move forward, they need to balance financial constraints and resource management with the health of building occupants.
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