Webinar: Ventilation and Virus Mitigation in Schools - Creating a Game Plan to Reduce COVID-19 Risk and Make Lasting Improvements to IAQ
Recorded February 25, 2021
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- Tracy Enger, Facilitator, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. EPA, Washington, DC
- Raj Setty, P.E., LEED AP, President of Setty, Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Schools Technical Task Force
- Chris Ruch, Director of Training, National Energy Management Institute
- Brian Butler, Executive Program Manager, District of Columbia Department of General Services
Participants will learn to:
- Create a game plan to help mitigate risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in the near term and prioritize the top 5 IAQ improvements to ensure healthy air in schools in the long term;
- Assess your current air handling capabilities (e.g., effectiveness of filtration, ability to bring in fresh air, and energy efficiency), and create a plan to improve air quality using a free online risk assessment;
- Equip staff to implement risk reduction strategies and follow technical guidance from the ASHRAE to reduce exposure to viruses in schools; and
- Replicate best practices from a recent case study of how DC Public Schools—a large, urban district with an older building stock—used federal funds to improve the ventilation, filtration and system monitoring throughout the district.