Resources for Building Owners and Operators in Puerto Rico to Address the Clean Air Challenge in EPA Buildings

Zimmetry Environmental provides indoor air quality testing, monitoring and advisory services to optimize conditions and identify and mitigate any risk of exposure.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

There is so much that has been learned over the past two years about the importance of ventilation, air filtration and infection control in helping building owners and operators create an indoor environment. healthy, productive and safe.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge earlier this year. In it, the agency offers a call to action and a set of guiding principles and best practices to help building owners and operators reduce the risk of airborne viruses and other health hazards. other indoor contaminants.

The EPA challenge highlights a range of recommendations and resources available to improve ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ), which can help better protect the health of building occupants and reduce the risk spread of COVID-19. The main actions outlined in the challenge include:

  • Create a clean indoor air action plan that assesses IAQ, upgrade and improvement plans, and includes HVAC inspections and maintenance.
  • Optimize fresh air ventilation by bringing in and circulating clean outside air inside.
  • Improve air filtration and cleaning using the central HVAC system and room air cleaning devices.
  • Conduct community engagement, communication and education by communicating with building occupants to increase awareness, engagement and participation in improving IAQ and health outcomes.

“There is so much that has been learned over the past two years about the importance of ventilation, air filtration and infection control in helping building owners and operators create a healthy, productive and safe indoors,” said Harry Pena, president of Zimmetry. Environmental. “In Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Zimmetry has been dedicated to creating healthy indoor environments in all types of buildings for two decades. Our indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, building science and infection control professionals support the efforts of the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge as we continue to help our customers protect building occupants while optimizing indoor conditions. »

Zimmetry also recently sponsored an educational video on EPA Clean Air in Buildings Challenge which can be seen at:

To learn more about indoor air quality, building science, infection control, environmental or occupational testing, compliance, and Zimmetry’s consulting services, please visit www.zimmetry.comcall (787) 995.0005 or email [email protected]

About Zimmetry Environment
Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has provided environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services in the Caribbean and in Central America. Zimmetry professionals provide environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESA and general environmental consulting services.

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