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Feb. 3, 2009: ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast to Focus on IAQ for Sustainable Buildings

February 3, 2009

ATLANTA - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced that its next satellite broadcast, “Clean, Lean, and Green - IAQ for Sustainable Buildings,” will take place April 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT.

The free broadcast, sponsored by ASHRAE’s Chapter Technology Transfer Committee with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will challenge the building community to use good IAQ practices to create a more sustainable built environment. The program will highlight guidance from the publication IAQ Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction, and Commissioning, developed collaboratively by ASHRAE, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), EPA, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

“Saving energy in buildings is paramount, and everyone in the buildings industry must do all they can to ensure sustainability in their projects,” said Dave Shugars, chair of the Satellite Broadcast committee. “But sustainability must never come at the expense of good indoor air quality. Proper operation and maintenance of buildings must be combined with enhanced IAQ practices to ensure healthy, productive indoor environments.”

The broadcast presenters and their topics are:

• Martha Hewett, director of research, Center for Energy & Environment, Minneapolis: Practical, Proven Strategies to Deliver Better IAQ

• Hoy Bohanon, P.E., owner and manager of Bohanon Engineering, PLLC, Winston-Salem, N.C.: Improving Your IAQ and Reducing Your Energy Costs through HVAC Design

• H.E. Barney Burroughs, owner and CEO of Building Wellness Consultancy Inc., Atlanta: Keeping Buildings Clean: Avoiding and Building Control of Contaminants to Attain and Maintain IAQ Acceptability

• George DuBose, certified general contractor, Liberty Building Forensics Group, Orlando, Fla.: Avoiding Costly IAQ Problems in the Building Envelope

• John McFarland, P.E., director of engineered systems, WorkingBuildings LLC, Atlanta: Integrating Good IAQ into the Design & Construction Process

For more information about the broadcast, call 678-539-1206, visit www.ashrae.org/iaqbroadcast or e-mail ashrae-satellitebroadcast@ashrae.org. Online registration for satellite site coordinators and Webcast viewers will begin March 2, and viewer registration will begin March 16. There is no fee for registration.

Publication date: 02/02/2009