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CAN/CSA-Z317.2-15 - Special requirements for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in health care facilities

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  • 2015



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  • CSA

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CSA Group standards for health care facility engineering cover elements of the design and construction of hospitals and other care facilities. The fourth edition of CSA Z317.2 is one of the standards in this series. It is intended for use by architects, engineers, planners, consultants, and health care facility staff to ensure the efficient design, construction, and maintenance of HVAC systems. It helps to protect patients, staff and visitors by clearly defining operational, maintenance, and monitoring requirements for HVAC systems that will reduce the risk of transmission of infection.

CSA Group acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of the governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon, as administered by the Canadian Association for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH).

Highlights of Z317.2-15:

  • Addresses the increasing number of surgical and other significant clinical procedures taking place outside of the traditional hospital setting by revising the definition of "health care facility" and dividing C facilities in Class C-1 and C-2
  • Includes more use of performance requirements in place of prescriptive design specifications, particularly with respect to system redundancy
  • Aligns relevant clauses with CSA Z8001 and Z8002
  • Outlines new provisions for reduced operation of HVAC systems during unoccupied periods
  • Includes revised requirements for system design capacities to respond to catastrophic events
  • Defines updated requirements for energy efficiency

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