When you're designing a new building you want for your business, few things can be more frustrating than making sure every door and wall piece you put in is compatible with the HVAC system you're planning. So, before you proceed to the later stages of the design process, going over the general characteristics of your desired building can be very useful for planning purposes. Specifically, write down these three things when you're deciding on how much ventilation equipment to put in your building.
How Much Electronic Equipment You're Going To Have Lying Around
Electronic equipment of almost every kind is a sure magnet for dust. If most of your employees are going to be using bulky computers, of if you run a server storage business, never go easy on the number of wall and ceiling ducts you install. Alternatively, if you're running an art school or an ordinary warehouse, much in the way of ventilation equipment can be neglected.
How High Your Ceilings Will Be And What Supports They'll Have
Larger rooms will be able to hold a larger amount of dust. This dust will settle into office furniture and circulate in the air, causing employees to have allergic reactions. Additionally, a large amount of ceiling supports at the top of a room will act as safe reservoirs for dust. In order to clean thoroughly, staff will need to get on ladders to dust the tops and corners of ceiling supports.
In this case, don't neglect putting one or more extra ceiling vents next to the densest concentrations of supports.
Whether Or Not Vehicles Will Constantly Be Entering And Exiting The Building
Even if the garages in your building are going to be separated from everything else by thick doors, you'll likely be hauling in equipment from outside through those doors. Both the boxes stored in trucks and the exteriors of the trucks themselves are bound to bring a lot of dust into circulation.
One solution here is to design a separate ventilation system that will just work on your garages. This way, the dust can be ejected right outside instead of through an internal ventilation pipe and up out of a roof fixture.
You'll have a hard time attracting quality employees if your shiny new building is filled with musty air. Therefore, before completing the design of your building, work with an HVAC contractor like Shakley Mechanical Inc. to make sure adequate ventilation is put in place.