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A 24x7 command centre enables remote airside management.

A 24x7 command centre enables remote airside management.

Carrier unveils healthy buildings programme

July 2020

Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies, has launched its new healthy buildings programme, an expanded suite of advanced solutions.

It is aimed at helping deliver healthy, safe, efficient and productive indoor environments across key verticals including commercial buildings, healthcare, hospitality, education, retail and marine, according to the company.

In support of this, Carrier has also launched a website to help customers consult with its experts to take advantage of the broad range of industry-leading healthy building technologies.

As people around the world adjust to a new normal, the health of buildings – and how they influence personal health – is critically important, states a senior official.

“Covid-19 has reinforced the important role that buildings play in ensuring and protecting public health,” remarks Dave Gitlin, President and CEO of Carrier.

“As people return to work, hotels greet guests, schools welcome back students and stores reopen, indoor air quality and safe buildings are of paramount importance. For the economy to successfully recover, people need to have trust in the safety of the buildings they are entering. New technologies like microscopic filtration systems and touchless building controls have gone from nice-to-have conveniences to must-have protections. The Carrier Healthy Buildings Program can help enable healthier and safer indoor environments as we get back to our new normal,” he points out.

As a founding member of both the US Green Building Council and the International WELL Building Institute, Carrier has long been an industry leader in enhancing building health.

“The company that invented modern air-conditioning is uniquely positioned to deliver healthy building expertise,” says Rajan Goel, who leads Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program as the head of Carrier’s Building Solutions Group.

Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program will draw from a suite of solutions and services designed to help improve indoor air quality (IAQ), increase outside air ventilation and enable touchless interactions. These comprise Healthy Building Services and Healthy Building Technologies.

 

Healthy Building Services

Carrier offers expert services such as consultation, implementation and continuous monitoring. These services, which enable customers to restart, operate, maintain and upgrade their buildings safely and efficiently, include:

  • Safe start service: This helps ensure that buildings are ready for occupancy through a rigorous recommissioning of HVAC equipment and the implementation of best practices, which may be executed remotely.
  • IAQ assessment: It is to test air quality and develop and implement upgrades to help ensure optimal filtration, ventilation, airflow, controls, etc. Carrier experts can also develop and implement corporate-wide IAQ engineering standards.
  • Remote airside management: It provides continuous validation of IAQ parameters, periodic checks of equipment health and continuous airside commissioning, enabled by a 24x7 command centre.
  • Wellness services: It includes helping customers to achieve the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL building standard certification, which implements strategies that can help improve a building’s features – air, water, thermal, lighting, acoustics, etc. Carrier also conducts WELL performance testing to help ensure continued high-performance operations and to upgrade certification levels in support of companies’ increased concerns regarding public health.
  • Remote energy management: It connects HVAC and other building systems to provide advanced cloud-based analytics that help optimise energy efficiency, equipment uptime, occupant comfort and operational productivity.
  • Emergency assets: It support building needs with a variety of HVAC equipment on demand to meet building system upgrade requirements to reopen quickly and safely.
  • Advanced access services: It helps to improve control site density by setting limits on the number of people allowed in a specific space and can prevent access once that number is reached. Customers can set up alerts for attempts to access blocked areas or generate reports for contact tracing. Carrier also provides remote monitoring and other custom solutions to meet the new challenges of today.
  • Security services: It provides solutions and upgrades to help ensure increased resilience and a healthier and safer working environment. These solutions include contactless management, temperature screening and video analytics supported by connected services, remote monitoring and remote diagnostics.

 

Healthy Building Technologies

In addition to Carrier’s comprehensive HVAC, fire, security and controls product offering, Carrier’s Healthy Buildings offering includes:

  • Filtration technologies, available in new equipment and for retrofits, include various Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) and Hepa (high-efficiency particulate air) filters for particulate matter and the Infinity electrostatic filters for airborne pathogens. Carrier also offers devices using UV-C light, which are intended to target viruses, and UV photocatalytic oxidation to help remove volatile organic compounds and improve IAQ.
  • OptiClean Negative Air Machine cleans contaminated air and creates pressure to prevent air from spreading to different sections of a building. If negative pressure is not required, the machine can be used as an air “scrubber” to pull air in, remove contaminants and discharge cleaner air back into a room.
  • ActivAir hybrid hydronic air terminal delivers increased ventilation and outside air – key infection control strategies – in an energy-efficient way with low noise.
  • Environmental Index in its building automation platform enables operators to manage temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in a way that identifies and addresses healthy building performance issues.
  • MyWay building services platform integrates HVAC and other system controls, touchless access, indoor location and other services for a safe and personalised occupant experience.

“Through the Healthy Buildings Program, Carrier’s experts will work closely with customers to not only design but operate, maintain and upgrade buildings that protect what’s most important – the health of those inside,” states Goel.  




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