Comfort vs Safety: COVID-19 Air Quality Workshop – Oct 21st

Comfort vs. Safety – Turn up the heat, or open the door?

In this volatile pandemic environment we are living in, we’re faced with new information and challenges every day. Just as we get used to the current state, it changes. As winter approaches, many organizations are scrambling to understand the impact of closing doors and turning on the heat. How will this impact the spread of the virus? How can I optimize my HVAC for maximum air flow? Will my employees tolerate sub-optimal temperatures in exchange for a safer work environment? How do I help with the change management around “COVID fatigue” and the continued regulations and restrictions we are adhering to?

In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to a framework for facilitating conversations around airflow issues and consensus on balancing:

In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to a framework for facilitating conversations around airflow issues and consensus on balancing:

  • Safety
  • Energy efficiency
  • Mask wearing
  • Comfort
  • Cost

You’ll walk away with:

  • Templates for facilitating conversations with your employees
  • Matrix for decision making
  • Guidelines for evaluating HVAC capabilities
  • Interactive discussions with people from across various industries

Date:  October 21
Time: 2-3pm
Location: Virtually, through Zoom
Requirements: Access to Zoom, webcam capabilities
Cost: Free
Registration link

Your workshop facilitators:

Kelson Redding, P.E. is a senior engineer with Energy 350, an energy engineering consultant. He is looking forward to helping us understand the energy impacts of the various HVAC operational changes that we might undertake in response to COVID 19.

Jennifer Ayers is the executive director of NWHPEC, a Pacific Northwest lean consortium. Jennifer focuses on coaching, connecting people, and enabling learning experiences.

Maria Grzanka is a continuous improvement facilitator and instructor. Maria focuses on facilitating learning by creating spaces designed to unlock our potential.

Sam Pardue is CEO & Founder of Indow, a manufacturer of energy-saving window inserts. Sam is also the creator of Clean Practice, plans and templates designed to launch your COVID-19 response plan. To date the Clean Practice templates have been downloaded by 100’s of companies around the world.

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