Kitchen ventilation, for both exhaust and makeup air, represents a significant opportunity for kWh and kBTU reductions in health care facilities.
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Oct 21, 2021
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Oct 12, 2021
ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170 offers guidance, regulation and mandates to designers and operators of health care facilities. The revised 2021 edition incorporates 17 addenda to the 2017 standard.
Dec 20, 2019
Executive Summary ASHE has heard reports of surveyors issuing findings regarding the pressure relationship of operating rooms (ORs) and sterile storage rooms and the restricted areas of operating suites. ASHRAE 170 Table 7.1 Design Parameters indicates that operating rooms (OR) and sterile storage are to have a positive pressure relationship to adjacent areas. The FGI Guidelines Section 2.2-18.104.22.168(4) requires that the surgical suite be divided into two designated areas. The restricted area of the OR suite is intended to support a high level of asepsis control.