Ventilation of Health Care Facilities
ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 170


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2020 Orlando Meeting Agenda SSPC170

Upcoming PC Meetings

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 Location: Virtual Conference - Zoom meeting hyperlinks are below. 

(All meeting are listed in Eastern Time)

Monday, 06/07/2021

2:00pm - 3:00pm         Natural Ventilation Subcommittee 
3:00pm - 5:00pm         Main Meeting 1

Tuesday, 06/08/2021

11:00am - 2:00pm     Main Meeting 2


Project Committee meeting minutes are available to interested parties upon written request of the Manager of Standards. Attachments to minutes may or may not be included due to file size and/or because copyrighted intellectual property is included. Decisions to distribute attachments to the minutes will be made on a case by case basis and due to the size of the request may take longer to process.

Title, Purpose, and Scope

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to define ventilation system design requirements that provide environmental control for comfort, asepsis, and odor in health care facilities.


2.1 The requirements in this standard apply to patient-care areas and related support areas within health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing facilities, and outpatient facilities.

2.2 This standard applies to new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and those alterations to existing buildings that are identified within this standard.

2.3 This standard considers chemical, physical, and biological contaminants that can affect the delivery of medical care to patients; the convalescence of patients; and the safety of patients, health care workers, and visitors.


Committee Chair

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Michael Sheerin


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George Augustini


Upcoming Society Conferences

ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference
June 28-30, 2021

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This standard is jointly sponsored with ASHE