- ZenShield said that with it, the buildings can automate their Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) settings in real-time without manual intervention
- Most commercial buildings and offices in India operate HVAC manually which can possess significant health challenges to the occupants
Zenatix, a portfolio company of Hero Electronix has announced the launch of ZenShield. Zenfield is COVID ready building HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) monitoring and control solution. The company said that ZenShield helps in complying with the ISHRAE’s (The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) recommendations. It also enables commercial buildings and offices to protect their occupants from the spread of COVID-19.
Nikhil Rajpal, CEO, Hero Electronix, said, “In the new normal, most businesses are gearing up for ensuring business continuity along with implementing health and safety compliances. Our effort at Hero Electronix is to enable people to get back to work safely and ensure peace of mind by leveraging technology. Zenatix is creating leading indigenous technologies. With ZenShield, we are expecting to empower businesses in India to safely rebuild themselves and safeguard the health of their employees’ in the coming months.”
Infected asymptomatic occupants
As per the latest findings, small particles (less than five microns) released during coughing stay airborne for hours and can be transported over long distances. As businesses and offices gradually reopen, the risk arises from infected asymptomatic occupants releasing such small particles that can be circulated by HVAC throughout the entire building. To prevent this, ISHRAE advises that temperature should be maintained between 24-30 degrees Celsius with relative humidity being between 40 per cent to 70 per cent. It also says that there should be a constant supply of fresh air.
Most commercial buildings and offices in India operate HVAC manually which can possess significant health challenges to the occupants. In case of any outbreak, the entire building risks being shut down. This disrupts business continuity along with the risk of community spread of COVID-19. The CPWD(Central Public Works Department) has also asked its officials of central government’s buildings across the country to follow the guidelines issued by ISHRAE.
ZenShield said that with it, the buildings can automate their HVAC settings in real-time without manual intervention and ensure ISHRAE stated safety standards, compliance, and audit trails. It automates the temperature control, humidity control, exhaust operation, and sees to it that there is a circulation of fresh air in the building while monitoring the temperature and humidity in real-time. It said that with ZenShield, multiple buildings can be automatically monitored in realtime to ensure the continued health and safety of the occupants via a centralised dashboard.
Rahul Bhalla, CEO, and co-founder, Zenatix added, “We believe that IoT technology can address a lot of challenges posed by COVID-19 and ZenShield is a step in that direction. As businesses get back to work, ensuring the well being of employees will be paramount and timely intervention is required to address the risk posed by operations of HVAC. Our years of proven experience and expertise in IoT solutions for enterprises has translated into ZenShield solution, which will ensure compliance with ISHRAE’s guidelines.”