BEAM PLUS, HVACR Air filters, and COVID

While it seems everyone is scrambling to retrofit their HVACR systems with air filters rated at ASHRAE MERV13 to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 virus. However, the smart building owners that followed the BEAM PLUS v1.2 NB IEQ5 credit requirement already have MERV15 air filters installed!

That BEAM PLUS standard was set years ago in 2010, and it is still better than MERV13 benchmark specified by WELL 2016 version.