Retro-Commissioning Services Help Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission

The COVID-19 virus was declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization. Since its inception, the virus has affected millions of people worldwide. Airborne transmission through aerosols is thought to be the main transmission mechanism for the virus. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings become a primary tool for reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmissions. SEA provides retro-commissioning services that help identify, and in some cases, implement strategies and projects that can help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in facilities.

As all buildings are unique and have their own set of parameters, SEA does not use a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Instead, our team of certified energy managers and professional engineers employ a variety of both qualitative (thermography, audits, etc.) and quantitative (pressure measurements, traverses, etc.) methods to identify which strategies will work best when considering a building’s particular design, function and occupancy.

SEA has implemented its approach to providing COVID-19 Retro-Commissioning Services by tapping into the subject matter expertise and guidelines provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and ASHRAE.

You can read more about our scope of work by downloading this case study that demonstrates the actions SEA’s Professional Engineers and Certified Energy Managers have taken to help Shelton State Community College mitigate the viral transmission of COVID-19 for its students, faculty and staff.

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.