COVID-19 Building Operations and Future Codes – Oct 6, 2020 – Larry Schoen

WEBINAR: COVID-19 Building Operations and Future Codes

Speaker: Larry Schoen, Principal Engineer, Schoen Engineering Inc.

When: Tuesday, 6 October 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Registration: Free, please register here

Presented as part of Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start, an online, bi-weekly seminar series focused on how we can work towards more sustainable, resilient, and equitable restart following the pandemic. All events in the series can be seen here.

Join Larry Schoen as he presents on how modes of disease transmission might be affected by engineering interventions, typically related to dilution ventilation, mechanical filtration and de-activation by ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). Two well-studied outbreaks will be used to illustrate the risk of aerosol transmission and how the risk of these unfortunate events can be reduced by compliance with current codes and standards.

About the presenter

Larry Schoen is Principal Engineer for Schoen Engineering Inc. and a licensed Professional Engineer in eight states and the District of Columbia. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has served as engineering expert for BOMA International. Larry has published numerous technical articles and professional practice guidebooks in the field of air quality, energy use, systems design, and building operations, and has spoken about these subjects to numerous technical, scientific, government and industry organizations.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering co-presents this speaker series as part of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, in partnership with UVic Civil Engineering, and supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.