Why ABM supports the “Clean Air In Buildings Challenge”

In March, the Biden administration launched its Clean Air in Buildings Challenge – an integral part of the national COVID-19 preparedness plan released by the administration earlier in March, to encourage building owners, schools, colleges and universities, building operators and organizations to implement practices and strategies that improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and decrease the spread of COVID-19. ABM, a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, today announces its enthusiastic support for the new Clean Air in Buildings Challenge and continues its commitment to protecting the places and spaces people live in every day.

To prepare building owners and operators for the challenge of improving indoor air quality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies, provided a guide that details the four components of the recommendations which include: creating a clean indoor air action plan, optimizing fresh air, improved air filtration and cleaning, and building community engagement.

Josh Feinberg, Chief Strategy Officer, said, “At ABM, we applaud this move to advance the adoption of critical indoor air quality guidelines. As we continue to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, it is imperative that effective strategies are implemented to better equip organizational leaders to reduce the spread of the virus, thereby creating healthier spaces for all.

Since the start of the year, states have been steadily removing mask mandates, reopening facilities at full capacity, and no longer requiring proof of vaccination. As these protective protocols de-escalate, there is an opportunity to apply key learnings and improve facility air health. The Clean Air in Buildings Challenge, along with effective standards of enhanced cleaning practices, provides a roadmap for building owners and operators to support slowing the spread of COVID-19 variants and providing an overall better indoor environment.

In line with this goal, ABM continues to execute multi-pronged, integrated service solutions for business decision makers and building owners and operators to deploy a holistic approach to facility health.

“Ensuring occupant safety by incorporating appropriate ventilation, mechanical and control systems, as well as several new and advanced technologies for air disinfection against biohazards is of critical importance. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the core responsibility of businesses to ensure the well-being of people, and businesses across all sectors must prioritize improvements to their facilities to achieve proper risk assessment in time. real, says ABM expert Nancy M. McClellan. Advisory Board.

Congress, along with the Biden administration, has allocated hundreds of billions of dollars for infrastructure investment, including schools, public buildings and other facilities to improve air quality interior by funding upgrades and improvements to heating, ventilation, filtration and air conditioning (HVAC). ABM is an industry leader in providing EnhancedFacility services focused on improving IAQ to support better occupant well-being through improved building health, safety and efficiency that help reduce viral transmission.

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