By taking advantage of innovative systems, green buildings will adjust to the post-COVID-19 environment with enhanced safety and sustainability.
FREMONT, CA: An unusual period in history, the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed unprecedented events affecting each business. The green building market will be reset to a new normal in the post-COVID-19 era and will be continuously redefined and redesigned. Staying on top is paramount now more than ever to manage uncertainty, change, and continuously adapt to new and evolving market dynamics. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Green Building market worldwide is forecasted to grow by a projected US$187.4 billion, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6%. Read on to know more.
As cities start to reopen their economies and people return to work, installing green building solutions in shopping centers, offices, factories, and other shared spaces can [vendor_logo_first]assist in limiting the spread of the coronavirus and stand them in good stead against disease outbreaks in future. Remedies such as adding ultraviolet lights to air-handling units and switching to demand-controlled ventilation can mitigate the transmission of airborne viruses and bacteria while enhancing the buildings’ energy efficiency.
For a longer period, green buildings can further shrink their carbon footprint and help in disease prevention by maximizing natural ventilation or making use of advanced ventilation systems. Some buildings are now looking into deploying UV-C lighting in their air-handling units to eliminate airborne bacteria, viruses, and germs to better the indoor air quality. Refining ventilation systems is also vital to minimizing disease transmissions while saving electricity. This practice could also enable contaminants like bacteria and viruses to persist within the premises.
As new buildings are constructed, they can also take advantage of modern ventilation systems that may be difficult or costly to install for existing properties. In conventional HVAC systems, air drawn from outdoors and recirculated indoor air are mixed into a single stream before being conditioned and distributed. Personal ventilation technology can be installed here because it uses a smaller volume of cleaned outdoor air more effectively by maintaining healthy microenvironments. With sensors, the personal ventilation system can save more energy by offering the air only to occupied desks at workplaces.