NAFA will share interviews, presentations by the most influential people in the air filtration industry.
NAFA’s mission is to be “The Global Source for Expertise, Education & Best Practices in Air Filtration.” NAFA publishes the Guide to Air Filtration, several best practice guidelines, and maintains several certification programs for individuals to educate and elevate themselves in the profession.
As we all socially distance and stay home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some may be asking themselves what else can they do to ‘flatten the curve’. While handwashing and staying home remain the most effective means of limiting the spread of the virus, there is conflicting information surfacing about the role and efficacy of air-filters.
“It is important for people to understand how air-filtration systems are supposed to work,” says Prof. Jeffrey Siegel, a professor in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto and an expert in indoor air quality. “Some may be frightened with the situation we are all facing right now, but the best way to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities are with evidence-based information.”
In this webinar version of our Talking Air Filtration podcast, Dr. Siegel will answer many questions including:
What you need to know about keeping you and your building safe
Can building air filtration protect me from getting COVID-19?
What filter should I use to protect those in my building from COVID-19?
Prof. Jeffrey Siegel is a professor in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto and an expert in indoor air quality. His research has looked at a wide variety of airborne particles and air cleaning approaches, however, he has not specialized in infectious diseases or viruses. This information is meant to supplement that coming from global, national, and local health authorities and is specifically meant to address an issue that is not currently well-addressed. Prof. Siegel is grateful for comments and edits from several including the following individuals and their review does not imply endorsement by any individual or institution.
For more information, visit: https://www.nafahq.org/covid-19-corona-virus-and-air-filtration-frequently-asked-questions-faqs/
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Tony interviewed Nadia Sabeh, PhD., aka "Dr. Greenhouse" at the AHR Expo in Orlando, FL in January of 2020.
Learn about how she approaches and handles her client's indoor agriculture operations and the challenges of a controlled environment.
Some of her clients include those who grow cannabis, which has some unique challenges.
Get know Keith Jordan of Sanuvox based in Montreal, Canada. Tony Veroeven interviewed him at AHR in Orlando in January about his presentation that was supposed to take place at NAFA's 2020 Technical Seminar. The seminar was canceled because of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) but the content is still worth hearing.
Learn how UV can supplement a successful IAQ plan and other applications.
The following is the audio from Barney Burroughs’ presentation, “How You Can Impact the World Through Filtration”
As you will hear, Barney is beyond passionate about air filtration. In the beginning, you’ll year Tom Justice, President-elect of the National Air Filtration Association introduce Barney.
Visit www.nafahq.org for more information on air filtration.
Jason Wright, People and Process Manager for Building Operations in Mechanical Trades, was interviewed by Tony Veroeven of the National Air Filtration Association. Tony spends a few minutes asking Jason about how he partnered with FilterPro Services Canada to improve his facilities' clean air maintenance practices.
NAFA's Clean Air Award for facilities that use of high-efficiency filtration products and good maintenance practices. It is presented for an outstanding effort in maintaining a clean and healthy indoor work environment while reducing overall operating costs.
He accepted the Clean Air Award on behalf of the University of British Columbia at the 2019 NAFA Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada.
Paul Tisch, Regional Operations Manager of SSC Services for Education (provider for Texas A&M, College Station) was interviewed by Tony Veroeven of the National Air Filtration Association. Tony spends a few minutes asking Paul about how he partnered with Joe Fly Company to improve his facilities' clean air practices.
NAFA's Clean Air Award is earned by facilities that use of high-efficiency filtration products and good maintenance practices. It is presented for an outstanding effort in maintaining a clean and healthy indoor work environment while reducing overall operating costs.
He accepted the Clean Air Award on Texas A&M's behalf at the 2019 NAFA Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada.
NAFA knows its members use various services when they ship products nationally and internationally. Doing it yourself or using many services can be challenging and can actually cost your company more money, even when you choose the lowest price quotes.
Ascent Global Logistics is NAFA's official transportation partner, so I interviewed their Sales Manager, Shad Zimmerman.
In this episode of Talking Air Filtration, Shad helps you learn the pitfalls of shipping and logistics, the important differences between volume-based vs. density-based shipping, why that 48" x 40" pallet was measured wrong, and how to avoid surprise charges.
Whether you ship products domestically or internationally, consider how Ascent Global Logistics might be able to give you a second set of eyes on your logistics budgets and give your shipping coordinator more hours back in their week. Visit http://www.nafahq.org/ascentgloballogistics for more information. And let them know NAFA sent you!
You can indirectly support NAFA by doing business with our partners. Full disclosure, NAFA receives consideration when you do business with Ascent Global Logistics.
Thanks for listening, and share this episode with your shipping coordinator!
I met Barney Burroughs at NAFA’s Technical Seminar. You could say Barney is a legend in air filtration. He’s an author, speaker, fellow and former president of ASHRAE, 100-time attendee of ASHRAE conference.
I interviewed him just before he took the stage to speak on the topic, “How You Can Impact the World Through Filtration” a subject Barney has been passionate about for over 50 years.
Enjoy our conversation.
I spoke with Trey Fly the President of Joe Fly Company, and President of the National Air Filtration Association. Trey reflected on the successful 2019 Technical Seminar in Irving, TX, why he encourages his employees to obtain NAFA education and its certifications.
Enjoy our conversation.