Retro-Commissioning – COVID Lessons & Challenges

Thursday, March 11, 4:00 – 6:00 PM CST – Virtual Event – Free

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Immediate ASHRAE and CDC responses to COVID have called for better breathing air filtration, less air recirculation and a higher ratio of outside air. Even when scientific acceptance emerged that there is air borne transmission, tools to measure the effectiveness and guidelines for choosing practical and appropriate measures for a particular space are yet lacking. How do we measure and evaluate the potential for hazardous exposure, effectiveness of engineering controls, and overall safety outcomes?

Learn from the experiences of UIC, MIT, IMEG and Grumman Butkus to address these extreme challenges during this past, unprecedented year.

Two AIA credits or Continuing Education Units available.

Agenda

4:00:
Welcome, Introductions

4:10:
Retro-commissioning higher ed under COVID: Vy Milunas, Director of Project Management, University of Illinois Chicago, Marvin Kirschenbaum, Mechanical Engineer Retired, Marty Lunkes, Associate Principal, Interface Engineering

4:30:
Challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents to HVAC systems and energy conservation and how one institution is addressing them: Louis DiBerardinis, CIH, CSP, Director Environment, Health and Safety, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4:50:
Retro-commissioning for Air Pressure Control: Mike Vanden Berg, Senior Commissioning Engineer, IMEG

5:10:
Hospital COVID lessons learned and planning for the next pandemic: Fiona Martin McCarthy, P.E., QCxP, BEAP, LEED AP O+M, Grumman/Butkus Associates

5:30:
Panel Discussion and Q & A

6:00:
Adjourn

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