Main Presentation - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm "HVAC Strategies in a Pandemic"
When we approached Max Sherman from the ASHRAE Epidemic Taskforce about giving a presentation for our chapter, he suggested that a chance to engage with questions would be more valuable for our members than sitting through another webinar. We’ve rounded up a few knowledgeable local members to serve on a panel with Max this month, so bring your questions!
Three panelists will each make a 10-minute opening statement and then we’ll have a full hour to answer your questions. Once you register you’ll be able to submit a question or questions in advance. You can also submit a question live via chat in the meeting.
Our 4 panelists: (see bios below)
Carol Mori, General Heating - contractor’s perspective
Fred Betz, Affiliated Engineers - consulting engineer’s perspective
Michelle M. Frey, PhD Vanir Construction Management - Owner's perspective
Max Sherman, Lawrence Berkley National Lab, - Epidemic Task Force, researcher’s perspective
After you register we’ll send an email with the meeting link.
The meeting will wrap up in 90 minutes at 5:30
Biographical sketches of panelists:
Dr. Fred Betz has been a Building Performance Consultant at Affiliated Engineers, Inc. in Madison, WI for 12 years. In that time he has focused on large, complex commercial buildings focusing on energy, water, resilience and occupant experience. A major focus of occupant experience includes air quality and specifically infection prevention practices for healthcare facilities. Dr. Betz is co-principal investigator for ASHRAE CO-RP-03 “Academic Research to Support Facility Guidelines Institute & ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170” and ASHRAE 1833-TRP “Literature Review for Evidence of the Basis for Specified Air Change Rates (ACR) for Cleanrooms, Laboratories, Laboratory Animal Facilities, and Health Care Facilities with Medium to High ACR”. He is also an ASHRAE Member and chair of SPC 191P Standard for the Efficient Use of Water in Building Mechanical Systems.
Dr. Maxwell Sherman received his Ph.D. in physics from Berkeley in 1980 and spent his career running a research group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His is also an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham in the UK. He has published over 200 papers most of which focused on air…including energy, IAQ and health impacts, focusing on smaller buildings such as homes. His ASHRAE bio is long as he been on the Board of Directors, chaired many Standards and standing committees and currently lead the Residential Team on ASHRAE’s Epidemic Tasks Force. His is a Holladay Distinguished Fellow and has won the Exceptional Service Award and the Standards Achievement award.
See also https://eta.lbl.gov/people/max-sherman
Dr. Michelle Frey has over 30 years of experience in water processing and technology, including the development of risk-based models and analyses to support various decision-making needs. ADM tapped Dr. Frey to lead the Air Quality Science Committee focused on ensuring safe conditions for ADM’s return to work strategy because of her deep understanding of various pathogen control technologies for water and air systems. She has been working for the last six months with various consulting team members to develop and validate facility assessment tools so that risk levels and risk mitigation approaches can be identified for ADM facilities based on aerosol spread of COVID-19.
Carol A. Mori, PE, LEED AP, QcP Carol is a Project Engineer at General Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. She is a licensed Professional Engineer with 35 years of experience in HVAC design, consulting, contracting and building operations. Carol is an accredited LEEP AP and commissioning agent and member of ASHRAE, MSC, NFPA, and WGBA. As an ASHRAE member since 2005, Carol has participated in many committees including, Research and Promotion Co-Chair, Audit Committee Chair, Star Chapter Website Start-up Co-Chair, and Student Activities and presented at several Chapter meetings. She was a member of the Chapter Board of Governors from 2009-2216, Chapter President from 2014-2015 and became the CRC chair in Region VI for the 2016 Chapter Regional Conference held in Madison.
Note: seats are limited for this event, and we will be inviting neighboring chapters to participate, so sign up early!