The World Health Organization has recently identified COVID 19 can potentially be transmitted via aerosolized droplets. ASHRAE has created the Epidemic Task Force which is broken into a number of work teams with representation from around the globe to assess risks in the indoor environment including HVAC systems and generate strategies mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Kyle Hasenkox, from BC’s Rocky Point Engineering is a member of ASHRAE’s ETF and has offered his expertise in providing a webinar to the recreation sector. Kyle has been volunteering to assist in generating this guidance information and has been part of some panels and presentations in the US and eastern Canada to help explain it.
The session will provide an overview of the risks, options to mitigate risk and help provide some resources from a non bias perspective. ASHRAE’s intent is to provide an unbiased, fact based perspective and answer questions for building owners and operators.
The presentation will cover:
• Role of aerosols and how they work.
• Impact of humidity, temperature and activity levels on aerosols
• Different types of systems and applications in our climate region.
• General overview of some disinfection and filtration strategies.
• Guidance on low cost or no cost measures that can be applied in times of risk and how they impact operations.
• Guidance on reopening buildings and free resources available
• Questions people have in regards to ASHRAE and other material
Aug 27, 2020
1:00 PM Pacific