Pre-Conference Workshops

Healthy Building Scorecard

Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Description:
 

Designed for both professionals and practitioners, this event is ideal for building operators, consulting engineers, HVAC and mechanical contractors, service providers, sustainability managers, facilities managers, restoration and remediation specialists, who are looking to improve the Indoor Air Quality in their buildings.

With over 20 years’ experience, IAQ Ventilation are technical specialists and technology providers for indoor air quality solutions. Working with leading industry experts and practitioners, IAQ Ventilation has developed The Healthy Buildings Scorecard to promote industry best practices in indoor air quality across residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The scorecard is an evidence- based framework for measuring, monitoring, and certifying the building features that impact indoor air quality.

The Healthy Buildings Scorecard is a free, self-assessment tool that lets you quickly see what is working well for your building occupants and where improvements can be made. The benchmark ratings enable you to demonstrate best practice and can be used as a pathway to gaining local and international IAQ certifications such as NABERS or WELL.

We look forward to seeing you there! Numbers are limited, so please register as soon as you can to secure your seat.

Key topics:

International Trends in Indoor Air Quality, The Challenges and Opportunities
The Life Cycle of Air methodology
The Healthy Buildings Scorecard
Real life Case Studies – The Healthy Buildings Scorecard in Practice

Speakers: 

  • Ivi Sims
  • Claire Bird

Waste Anesthetic Gasses: Exposure Monitoring & Leak Investigations

Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Description:

This workshop will cover the following topics:

1)a review the basics of halogenated anesthetic gasses,

2)discussion of regulatory guidance interpretation,

3)exposure assessment materials and methods,

4)equipment, systems & processes where leaks are most likely to occur and

5)lessons learned from the field.

 Speakers:

  • Madeleine Rebullida
  • Michelle Rosales

Application of Specific Tools and Procedures for Effectively and Safely Including Occupants in the Home Assessments

Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Description:

Assessing occupant complaints in buildings, especially homes, is fraught with challenges and uncertainty because of the need for information beyond measuring temperature, humidity, CO2, moisture content, air pressures, building dimensions, and mold spores. The inclusion of specifics about the occupant’s experiences and needs raises the concerns of crossing into the forbidden area of medical issues and the need to avoid becoming entangled in their psychological dynamics. However, avoiding them unnecessarily eliminates important, sometimes critical, details for a successful environmental intervention. This full day workshop will introduce the principles of occupant inclusion, specific tools for obtaining that information, an applying it to both benefit the occupant and to protect the assessor. The information is derived from peer reviewed and published papers in the US and Europe by the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Family and Community Medicine, plus the presenter’s methods which have evolved since 1987. Each attendee will receive the set of three tools of the BREESI screening questionnaire, the QEESI evaluation form, the Exposure History form appropriate for any attending physician, plus the Complaint Equation and Personal Impact Rating tools by the presenter. The final exercise of the workshop will combine the above background into the development of an individualized Action Plan which the client will be able to execute.

Speaker:

  • Carl Grimes