ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference
57,000 wildfires. 2,460,000 global COVID-19-related deaths. The year 2020, a year we all wish to forget, had a lasting, devastating impact worldwide. For us, it was a pivotal year that turned everyone’s attention towards indoor air quality. Why did it take a world on fire and a global pandemic for our industry to finally start acknowledging indoor air quality concerns? And furthermore, how do we begin to understand something we can’t see, hear, or feel? Confounding and conflicting advice over the entire span of 2020 made our work in indoor air quality that much harder, yet that much more important. The bad news is that SARS CoV-2 is not the first, nor will it be the last, airborne virus. The good news is our toolkit to understand, measure, improve, and maintain indoor air quality has grown rapidly.
Speaker - Lauren Wallace