April Online Meeting
Come Join ASHRAE for the April Online meeting on: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 12:00 PM. This month’s presentation will be on the topic of “Economics of Indoor Air” as presented by Jeff Watcke.
Jeff Watcke Bio:
Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional
Responsibility for all commercial/industrial sales and engineering of Dynamic Air Cleaners from Dallas, TX to Key West, FL to St John’s, Newfoundland/Labrador.
Education: Norwalk State Tech. College, Architectural Design & Building Technologies.
Porter & Chester Institute, Architectural Design & Civil Engineering.
Experience: 40 years in various areas of HVAC trade including contracting, wholesale, and engineering.
Guest lecturer at CHES 2005, ’07, & ‘13 Education Forums. Indoor Air Quality for Healthcare Facilities.
Featured guest speaker at various ASHRAE chapter meetings: Connecticut, Baltimore, MD; Burlington, VT; Richmond & Roanoke, VA., Montreal, QC; Dallas, TX, and others.
Presentations to over 10,000 consulting engineers in the US and Canada in past 15+ years on benefits of air cleaning to ensure indoor air quality.
Economics of Indoor Air
The HVAC industry has made great progress in implementing strategies that lower risks, improve building efficiency, and reduce carbon footprints. Designers and owners are looking for other places beyond lighting upgrades to find savings. Air filtration offers huge opportunities for energy efficiency. The biggest cost in air filtration is not in the cost of air filters themselves, but rather in the cost of the energy required to push air through them; representing over 90% of the cost of air filtration. With conventional filters, increasing filter efficiency means increasing static resistance to airflow, which increases energy use. We will examine air cleaning technologies that are helping to take these strategies to the next level. These systems can clear the air of biologicals, ultra-fine particles, nuisance odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) while substantially reducing energy consumption, maintenance costs and disposal costs.
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