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March 14, 2016

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March 2016 Meeting: Healthcare Ventilation, “High Consequence Spaces”
March 14, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Babes - Madison
5614 Schroeder Rd
Madison, WI 53711
Healthcare Ventilation, “High Consequence Spaces”

$20.00 Member Registration

$30.00 Guest (non Madison ASHRAE member)

$0.00 Cafeteria Plan - Local Member

$0.00 Student Ticket

Technical Session - 5 pm (optional) - Laboratory Design Fundamentals.  By Don MacDonald.

Dinner - 6:15 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm - Healthcare Ventilation, “High Consequence Spaces”.  By Don MacDonald.

Technical Session Highlights:

This technical session will provide an overview of the various levels of ventilation control required in today’s laboratory spaces.  We will begin with capture and containment devices such as fume hoods, local capture devices and biosafety cabinets and move on to room level control for maintaining proper pressurization, air changes per hour, and temperature control.  Teaching and high density laboratories have the additional challenge of providing enough air under all conditions. So, we will discuss taking diversity at the hood and room level.  Laboratories have a huge impact on energy consumption. We will discuss ways to mitigate and provide a case study of a constant volume to variable volume retrofit project.

Main Presentation Highlights:

This presentation will discuss the types of rooms that are required to have either a positive or negative pressure relationship to surrounding spaces.  What are the challenges of providing the correct amount of air while maintaining the pressure relationship. Examples will be provided for these high consequence type spaces such as Airborne Infectious Isolation, Protective Rooms, Operating rooms, and pharmacies.  This will also include applications for pandemic or surge spaces and will conclude with a discussion of energy impact and a software analysis tool that can assist with identifying what might be done to reduce energy consumption.


Don MacDonald

Phoenix Controls – Northern Regional General Manager

Don is currently the Northern Regional General Manager for Phoenix Controls and covers Canada as well as several states in the north east and central USA. He is a graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with specialization in control systems technology, with more than 35 years experience in the HVAC industry. Don started his career with Johnson Controls in 1977 and joined Phoenix Controls in 1993.

Don has been involved with many different laboratory, vivarium, bio-containment, pharmaceutical and healthcare projects across North America. His experiences will provide some valuable insight into design standards, customer needs and unique requirements for these complex facility ventilation control applications.

Don is a member of ASHRAE, the Canadian Hospital Engineering Society, International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships, Canadian Association Laboratory Animal Sciences and the Canadian Professional Sales Association.

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