Free Webinar: Mythbusting: Filtration & Air Cleaning in Schools, Hosted by USGBC, December 3, 3-4 pm EST

  • 3 December 2020
  • Start time : 03:00 PM
  • End time : 04:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC
Filtration & Air Cleaning in Schools
Event Description

In the rush to get schools ready to welcome students and staff during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are receiving information from all sides, some helpful and some misleading. Join our panelists to get your questions answered and hear science-based responses to some of the most pervasive myths circulating about filtration and air cleaning.

*Image: Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment: (not affiliated with this event)

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Marcel Harmon, PhD, PE, WELL AP, LEED AP O+M, is the Research and Development Lead at BranchPattern, and is the main creator of the Facility Infection Risk Estimator used to estimate the risk of viral infection within buildings. His work recognizes that truly effective design requires a thorough understanding of the human element – the highly contextual mix of needs, behaviors and relationships that influence building operations and performance.

      Barry Abramson is a Principal at Servidyne, a consulting firm in Atlanta, GA. Barry has provided energy and sustainability consulting services for 40 years. He is past Chair of USGBC’s Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group and served on the ASHRAE committee that wrote the energy audit standard. With a degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, he is a Registered PE in 15 states, a LEED AP O+M and LEED Faculty.

      Dr. Marwa Zaatari is Chief Science Officer at Blue Box Air. She leads the research of “Air as a Service” around heat exchanger coils, filters, and IAQ measurements to design and operate buildings for optimal energy and people efficiency. Dr. Zaatari has extensive experience in identifying and quantifying the sources, fate, and transport of indoor air pollutants, building energy and environmental management, assessing performance-based procedures of HVAC ventilation and air cleaning, and developing and applying models for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, exposure assessment, and economic impacts of indoor air pollution. Dr. Zaatari is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, a member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Commercial team and a member of several ASHRAE Committees, voting member of Standard 62.1, Chair for TRG4 Indoor Air Quality Procedure, Voting Member Standard 145.2 laboratory test method for gas-phase air cleaning systems, LEED Committee member, and ex-Chair of LEED IAQP Working Group.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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