ASHRAE Pandemic Task Force, Mechanical Systems and Covid19

Bill Bahnfleth, PhD, PE is a professor at Penn State University, a past president of ASHRAE and chairman of the ASHRAE Pandemic Task Force.

Nuggets mined from today’s episode:

Dr. Bahnfleth learned about Covid19 in March 2020 while in Mexico on a school trip when there were only 1500 known infections in the US.

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Have you been daydreaming about what the world may look like, post-COVID-19, and what is going to happen after we put the Zoom Cocktail Hours to the side and resume some normalcy? So have we. However, there is an indication that the idea of “low-touch” will be sticking around for a while, especially for the solar, HVAC, and home performance industries.

As we continue to cover the ways this global shutdown is…

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In an earlier post, “Notes from the Field During a Pandemic”, we heard from an HVAC company and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With stay-at-home orders in effect all across the country, it is both a challenge and an opportunity to create new ways to interact with current and potential customers, while maintaining a safe work environment for everyone.

Energy Circle’s founder…

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During the worldwide pandemic that is challenging families, governments, and businesses of every kind, we are learning new and surprising ways to cope, and even thrive.

The home performance industry, along with restaurants, and others are particularly affected by the “stay at home” orders all over the country. Unfortunately, “Stay at home” doesn’t mean “Invite strangers over to work on your house”. On the other hand, there is no limit to the ability of our industry to adapt and…

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IAQ Radio: Talking Dirty with Patrick Moffett

Talking Dirty with Patrick Moffett…reflections on lessons learned and a near-death experience.

For over 35 years, Patrick Moffett has been an environmental and industrial hygienist, general contractor, technical writer, lecturer and instructor specializing in the assessment and oversight of property remediation and the environmental clearance of property losses, His vast loss experience includes residential, commercial, institutional and complicated losses involving communities where…

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- By Peter Troast, Founder & CEO

Whole house home performance is a hard sell. Now, thanks to COVID-19, the hurdle is raised higher: homeowners are reluctant to invite us into their homes. And, for good measure, we face an economy more uncertain than at any time in our lives.

We’ve long said that the most effective formula for generating demand is when…

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This is the end of Day 10 and the final recap of the National Home Performance Virtual Conference. But you are not alone! The Building Performance Association will continue to connect with you and support you through the recorded live sessions available now, the on-demand presentations available after May 18 to participants, the Building Performance Community, and the Building Performance Journal, a member benefit of the Association.…

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Returning to Church

Hi All, I volunteered to be co-chair of my church's "returning to church" committee. (I'll never learn!) We are following state and national guidelines, and will probably start with meeting outside for services. But I want to help us prepare for the…

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