DUBAI, UAE, 1 November 2022: Sylvain Courtey, President, Eurovent Certita, said Europe has introduced new recommendations to prevent risk, subsequent to the publishing of several studies during the pandemic on how to monitor HVAC systems to prevent risks of COVID-19, especially in Europe. “The pandemic allowed to shed light on Indoor air Quality, which was not the case before,” Courtey said, speaking exclusively to Climate Control Middle East. “And therefore, some issues related to health and Indoor Air Quality are now more and more important in Europe.
The region quickly adopted the recommendations by REHVA, (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations), which came up with a guideline when COVID surfaced.”
Courtey said he felt that regulations mandating some kind of minimum IAQ requirements are not in the picture and that the standards in Europe will evolve further. “However, the case is different in the Middle East region, as the region needs 24/7 air conditioning,” he said. “Indoor Air Quality and hygienic aspects of HVAC are quite important. This subject is seen as a bigger subject here. So, I will not be surprised that the Middle East would have more requests in terms of hygiene and Indoor Air Quality dispersion in the future.”