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HVAC Ventilation Solutions for Healthcare Facilities

April 14, 2021

Energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and saving time and money are at the top of everyone’s list, right? If you are a building owner, facility manger, or engineer; we can almost promise that your answer was yes without a doubt. While this is a question with an obvious answer, the actual solution may sometimes  be a little more tough. Sometimes you may have to sacrifice one thing at the top of your list to get another thing, but what if you didn’t have to? “Greenheck offers a complete line of products designed to work together, effectively, with energy efficiency and quiet operation.” Add an even sweeter incentive, because these products are meant to work together, it makes for a simplified installation process that saves time and costs.  

But how do these ventilation products help with improving indoor air quality? According to the CDC, “when indoors, ventilation mitigation strategies can help reduce viral particle concentration. With proper ventilation, you can reduce the risk of exposure and reduce the overall spread of the disease within your facility. The CDC also notes that while you may not need an entirely new building ventilation system, ventilation system upgrades or improvements can improve indoor air quality and dilute potential contaminants. For more information regarding ventilation through the CDC, click here to visit the CDC site 

Here are 15 ventilation products you might consider for your healthcare facility:   

1. Mixed Flow FansMixed flow fans are more efficient than comparably sized inline tubular centrifugal and vane axial fans, operating at a lower sound level, reduced motor horsepower, and lower operating costs. Mixed flow inline fans are used for supply, exhaust, or return air installations indoors or outside.  

Mixed Flow Fans

2. Combination Louver/DampersOperable extruded aluminum combination louver/dampers protect air intake and exhaust openings in exterior walls. The design allows for a fixed front blade appearance with operable damper blades that may be open or closed. 

3. Utility Sets: Centrifugal utility blowers handle light-duty air applications (indoor, outdoor, supply or exhaust) for commercial or institutional. Units have many discharge configurations, which allow different airflow direction without system losses from duct turns. 

4. Centrifugal Downblast Exhaust FansRoof-mounted centrifugal downblast exhaust fans include direct- and belt-driven fans. These models have backward-inclined centrifugal wheels. These fans are suitable for applications exhausting relatively clean air. 

Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems

5. Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)A dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) is a unit supplying cooled, dehumidified outside air to the building in summer and heated outside air in the winter. The system can also include a total energy wheel. 


6. Inline FansInline fan models meet a wide range of supply or exhaust applications in commercial and industrial facilities. There are many models available for clean air, sound sensitive and heavy-duty industrial applications. 

7. Laboratory Exhaust FansThe main objectives of a laboratory exhaust system are removing hazardous or noxious fumes, diluting the fumes, and expelling them at high velocity from the building to minimize the possibility of roof area contamination or re-entrainment into the building make-up air system. 

8. Energy Recovery VentilatorsThe energy recovery wheel rotates between exhaust and supply airstreams and transfers both sensible (heat) and latent (moisture) energy. 

9. Life Safety DampersLife safety dampers protect openings in walls, ceilings, floors and/or partitions to prevent the spread of fire and/or smoke. These products are tested and classified in accordance with UL.  


10. Kitchen Exhaust HoodsType I and II kitchen hoods provide total kitchen ventilation solutions for the capture of grease or condensate within any commercial kitchen application, including restaurants, industrial cooking process, and cafeterias.

11. Kitchen Utility Distribution SystemsA Utility Distribution System (UDS) is a pre-engineered delivery system for the cooking equipment's utilities. It eliminates custom designed contractor built walls to bring the utilities to the cooking appliances. 

12. Make-up AirSelect from a variety of make-up air units for commercial, industrial and kitchen applications. Heating options include direct gas-fired, indirect gas-fired, steam, hot water and electric resistance. Available cooling options are evaporative cooling, direct expansion coils and chilled water coils. 

13. Equipment ScreensBuilding aesthetics are important. Equipment screens hide equipment while providing protective barriers. 

14. Centrifugal Supply FansCentrifugal roof supply fans include filtered and non-filtered belt-driven units. These fans are suitable for non-tempered kitchen make-up air or building supply air. 

15. Centrifugal Upblast Exhaust FansThe centrifugal roof-mounted upblast exhaust fans include both direct and belt drive options with efficient backward-inclined centrifugal wheels and aerodynamic inlet cone minimizing system effects. The motors on the fans are out of the airstream. 

Centrifugal Upblast Exhaust Fans


Improve your indoor air quality and keep your building occupants safe and healthy with these ventilation products from Greenheck. With the proper ventilation system, your healthcare facility will be set up for success and your building occupants will have peace of mind. There is nothing better than “efficient air systems for sustainable healthcare facilities.”  


For any additional questions or to talk about the best ventilation options for your school, please contact your local Greenheck representative. 


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