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Healthier Air. Healthier Buildings.

Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program provides an expanded suite of advanced solutions to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient and productive indoor air quality regardless of your building type/indoor environment. From innovative products, controls and system design solutions to remote services including assessments, maintenance and re-commissioning, you can trust Carrier’s 100+ years of experience creating optimal indoor air environments to help you with yours. Click below to connect with a local Carrier expert.

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Carrier Healthy Building Overviews

For summary documents about indoor air quality (IAQ) science and Carrier HVAC solutions, click on the titles below.

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The Role of

Creating a healthy building through engineering controls in spaces is a key component of combatting COVID-19. It’s a strategy that balances overall effectiveness with the financial impact it can have on the business.


Allen, J. G., & Macomber, J. D. (2020, April 29). What Makes an Office Building Healthy. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2020/04/what-makes-an-office-building-healthy

Building on a Foundation

No two HVAC systems or applications are the same. And solutions are plenty, varied and can be layered to maximize effectiveness. That is why Carrier takes a consultative and comprehensive approach to understanding your HVAC system, building and occupants’ needs.

Carrier assessments provide a custom roadmap for your particular HVAC needs. Ask your local expert to suggest HVAC system design and equipment upgrades, replacements, service plans and analytics to maximize system efficiency and longevity.

Actions you can take to improve indoor air quality (IAQ)

Your customized Carrier IAQ solutions suggestions may include equipment, controls and service that address various aspects of your HVAC system and building needs as noted below.


Ventilation

Maximize outdoor air ventilation • Monitor & control target ventilation

From simple tweaks and settings adjustments to adding new or retrofit equipment, bringing in more fresh outside air to replace indoor air can help reduce airborne pathogens and other contaminants.


Filtration

Filter air at MERV 13 or higher • Implement advanced purification solutions

The higher the MERV rating, the more efficient the filter. ASHRAE recommends MERV 13 whenever possible. Other air purification solutions range from UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) using short wavelength UV (UV-C) to Bipolar ionization, high-voltage electrostatic filters (capturing particles with high voltage and ionization fields) and photocatalyst using titanium dioxide to decompose organic compounds.


Humidity

Control to 40% - 60% relative humidity

Depending on your building design and location, you may need to add OR remove humidity to meet established guidelines. Keeping indoor relative humidity within the ASHRAE® 55 suggested range (40% - 60%) can minimize the effects of bacteria and allergens.


Air Quality

Implement multipoint IAQ monitoring • Incorporate advanced IAQ controls

Let Carrier test your indoor air quality and develop and implement upgrades to help ensure: optimal filtration, ventilation, airflow, controls, and more. Carrier experts can also develop corporate-wide IAQ engineering standards and help implement them.


Manage Facilities

Facility management tools help building operators manage occupant comfort, energy efficiency, and overall building health.


Engage Occupants

Providing building occupants with real-time visibility into air quality metrics promotes the health and safety of their surroundings.


Thermal Health

Design to appropriate comfort standard • Advanced localized controls

Thermal health is a result of proper and acceptable conditions (humidity, temperature, etc.) necessary to obtain indoor human comfort. Without a proper thermal health, people may feel too tired or distracted. Your local Carrier expert can help by matching key products to address particular issues keeping in mind that your site is unique thereby requiring a unique solution.

Read our whitepapers to learn more about the science of IAQ and application-specific solutions.

HVAC Control Strategies to Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 While Optimizing Energy Consumption
Air-Conditioning & COVID-19: Slowing the Spread
Air-Cleaning & Filtration: Addressing the Unseen in the "New Normal"
Shining a Spotlight on HVAC Ultraviolet Technologies to Fight Disease Transmission
Improving IAQ in the New Normal: Smart Questions for Building Owners
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Connect with Carrier

Carrier can help upgrade and operate your facilities with the appropriate package of solutions based on your industry application and requirements. Consult with Carrier experts to continue your own journey toward a healthier, safer, more efficient and productive environment.

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Learn about other building-wide technology solutions for today’s reimagined environments

In addition to Carrier's commercial HVAC equipment, controls and service solutions, we also offer comprehensive fire, security and controls product offerings. Learn more at carrier.com/healthybuildings.