White Papers 


The following white papers have been written by our in-house experts in the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering disciplines. If you have any questions or would like more information on any of these topics, please feel free to contact us.


Enhanced HVAC Infection Control - White Paper Series: This is a series of white papers covering the topic of infection control in buildings through enhanced HVAC strategies. 

The current world pandemic situation has brought up the question:  
"What can we do to improve the air quality and reduce the possibility of disease spread in our facilities and buildings?".

1. Methods & Technologies: In this white paper we discuss various types of air filtration/sterilization methods and room devices that are available to improve air quality and reduce the spread of infectious disease in buildings using existing HVAC systems.


2. Filtration: In this white paper, we will discuss the various performance characteristics of HVAC filters with the goal making an informed decision as to the right type of filter to use in a particular HVAC system application.

3. Ultraviolet Disinfection:  In this white paper we discuss the different Germicidal UV (GUV) systems currently available for commercial, industrial and residential HVAC applications. GUV is a time-tested technology that has been used in hospital, pharmaceutical and clean room applications for decades. It is proven to be effective at killing viruses, bacteria and fungual organisms, as long as those agents can be directly exposed to UV rays of sufficient power and/or duration.


4. Ionization: In addition to the mechanical filtration and UV-C disinfection methods discussed in our previous white papers, there are a number of other technologies commercially available that claim to disinfect the air or improve the overall air quality. In this white paper we look at one category of those technologies - ionization based air purification systems.





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