To reduce mold and bacteria growth within buildings, particularly from water damage or condensation on cooling coils.
Part 1: Cooling Coil Mold Reduction
In buildings that rely on a mechanical system for cooling, one of the following requirements is met:
Ultraviolet lamps (using a wavelength of 254 nm so as not to generate ozone) are employed on the cooling coils and drain pans of the mechanical system supplies. Irradiance reaching the cooling coil and drain pan, including the plenum corners, is modeled.
Building policy states that all cooling coils are inspected on a quarterly basis for mold growth and cleaned if necessary. Dated photos demonstrating adherence are provided to the IWBI on an annual basis.
Part 2: Mold Inspections
The following are not present:
- Signs of discoloration and mold on ceilings, walls or floors.
- Signs of water damage or pooling.
See detailed requirement for Microbe and mold control
A building is subject to several unpredictable and tough weather constraints. The challenge is to provide an efficient and sustainable structure adapted to the surrounding environment, while ensuring comfort and lasting use for its occupants. One of the keys to success is the creation of a perfect building envelope, using the synergy of an effective insulation solution and complete airtightness.
An airtightness system paired with a moisture management system enhances indoor air quality and the preservation of a building. This is achieved by controlling air, water and water vapor flows, especially around thermal bridges, electrical outlets, plumbing penetrations, lighting fixtures, etc. It also improves the efficiency of heating and ventilation systems. Ventilation provided by irregular opening of windows and doors in most cases insufficient.
In addition, numerous ISOVER HVAC products with aluminum facing can limit condensation. In some parts of the world, ISOVER pipe sections are enhanced with a draining tissue to drive condensation to the exterior and get rid of it inside the duct. All of our solutions are derived from our desire to promote sustainable building.