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How To Manage Your Building HVAC System During COVID-19

Course Type: Complimentary Session
Course Length: 1 hr
Price: 0.00

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Seminar Description

As we begin to see the levelling off of the pandemic curve of infection across the country, the reality of re-occupying our spaces becomes top of mind for many. Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on our building HVAC systems will be a critical part of any plan to safely re-occupy our building environments. 

Join our panel of experts for our one-hour complimentary webinar where we’ll discuss what you and your organizations can do to safely manage your ventilation systems. We’ll answer some of the frequently asked questions we’ve been receiving from various industry professionals and give you an opportunity to ask your own questions.

We look forward to getting an opportunity to better understand the challenges you each face as we move forward.

Seminar Outline

  • Recommissioning / Balancing HVAC System
  • Issues Around Increasing or Reducing Air Flow
  • When to Use Portable Air Cleaners
  • Issues Around Filter Change, Upgrade and Maintenance
  • Ultra Violet Disinfection – When Does it Work
  • Issues Around Bathrooms and Fecal Oral Transmission
  • Targeted Monitoring & Measurement
  • What Should We Be Especially Careful About


John Holland
Chief Development Officer, Pinchin Ltd.

Panelist Bio(s)

Professor Jeffrey Seigel
University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Jeffrey Siegel is a Professor of Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto and a member of the university’s Building Engineering Research Group. Jeffrey holds joint appointments at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences. Jeffrey also holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a B.Sc. from Swarthmore College. He is fellow of ASHRAE and a member of the Academy of Fellows of the International Society for Indoor Air and Climate (ISIAQ). His research interests include healthy and sustainable buildings, filtration and air cleaning, ventilation and indoor air quality in residential and commercial buildings, control of indoor particulate matter, the indoor microbiome, and moisture interactions with indoor chemistry and biology. For more info on Jeffrey Seigel click here

Graeme Terris
Practice Leader, Mechanical Engineering, Pinchin Ltd.

Mr. Graeme Terris Regional Practice Leader and Team Lead for the Mechanical Engineering Division and has been employed by Pinchin Ltd. since 2019. Graeme has over 40 years experience in the industry in the UK and Canada as well as internationally and is a Registered Professional Engineer in BC as well as a Chartered Engineer in the UK. Graeme has worked on new and retrofit projects in commercial, institutional and public buildings throughout his career.

Stephen Booth, CET. LEED AP, RESET AP
Director, Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupational Health & Safety, Pinchin Ltd.

Stephen is the Director of the GTA Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupational Health and Safety Groups at Pinchin Ltd. Stephen has more than 20 years of infection control and indoor air quality consulting experience. He has a diploma in Architectural Technology. Stephen has developed standards for mould assessment and remediation and indoor air quality in Ontario through his work with the Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO).

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