Preparing for the “New Normal” of Building Occupancy Post COVID-19

As people continue to get vaccinated against COVID-19, there is finally a light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel for businesses to plan for the return of employees to their buildings. But, what will the “new normal” look like for post-COVID-19 building occupancy? In most cases, we know that each strategy will be unique to each business. In many cases, modifications will need to be made to adapt to new building occupant strategies, even after the pandemic.

This whitepaper discusses the importance of preparing for building occupant return post COVID-19 and answers how you, as a facility owner, can prepare not only for the return of occupants, but how to adjust accordingly as business strategies change.

As a result of uncertainty, the one thing that is certain is that building operators will need to be in a nearly continuous retro-commissioning mindset as building needs change and energy conservation becomes a driving force again.

We will take a look at how to optimize your system performance and make sure that your indoor air quality is compliant. We will talk about how as occupants start returning to facilities, equipment should be serviced and tested.

And finally, we will provide quick tips on how you can start a retro-commissioning process and which areas you should address to ensure the health and well-being of your buildings’ occupants.

About Sain Engineering, Inc. (SEA)

Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA) is a widely recognized global leader in energy engineering for federal programs with unprecedented success of the Resource Efficiency Management (REM) program which has resulted in enhanced sustainability and increased resiliency for military installations and federal agencies throughout the globe. Today, SEA continues its mission with the Federal Government while expanding services into healthcare, education, commercial and manufacturing industries by providing a portfolio of comprehensive energy solutions. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, SEA is a small, employee-owned business that has achieved world-class energy excellence for its clients for more than 30 years.

Through SEA’s energy consulting practices, our cross-functional team of professional engineers and licensed architects evaluate infrastructure reliability for critical facility requirements. Acting on behalf of the owner, our approach ensures facilities are operating at peak performance, whether it’s a newly constructed building or aging infrastructure.

For us, it’s about earning the trust of the facility owner and their team. It’s about sharing our expertise so that each building we leave is operating at maximum efficiency despite various conditions. It’s why we rapidly respond to each client’s needs, provide seamless collaboration and ensure your team is well prepared for ongoing operations. Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than knowing we have solved the building’s challenges while implementing cost-effective energy solutions.