Webinar - Dealing With Dust in the Wind: EPA Guidance for Consumers About Air Cleaners

Date and Time: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

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EPA's Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home was updated and reissued in July 2018. The revised guidance includes major changes in recommendations for central system filter efficiency and new guidance for assessing the effectiveness of portable air filters. Modern portable units can be effective for filtering the small particles of greatest health concern (PM2.5). These may be useful in homes at risk from wildfire smoke or homes equipped with wall-mounted mini-split cooling units that typically are not well-suited to remove fine particles.

Presenters: Terry Brennan is a building scientist and educator. He has consulted on a research project to restore three homes in the Seventh Ward of New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and he has taught healthy housing courses for the National Center for Healthy Housing. He also has been a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 62.2 Committee (Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality) and served as a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Dampness and Health in Buildings. Terry was a consultant for the 2018 revision of EPA's Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home.

Lew Harriman is Director of Research at Mason-Grant Consulting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He is an ASHRAE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer; in 2018, he was elected to the Indoor Air Quality Hall of Fame by the Indoor Air Quality Association. Lew was the lead author and project manager for ASHRAE's Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings and The ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates. He served as a consultant for the 2018 revision of EPA's Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home.

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