Talking Air Filtration
By National Air Filtration Association
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.
COVID19 Air Cleaning Practices Webinar
NAFA Member panelists assembled for a webinar designed to answer your questions on air purifiers, bipolar ionization and UVC. The webinar will be moderated by Jeff Gradek, CAFS, NCT II, President, Filter Services Inc. Panelists included Keith Jordan, MBA from Sanuvox, Jose Senatore from AAF | Flanders, and Brad Sharp, CHC from Velocity Building Technical Services. Download the slides and watch the video at https://www.nafahq.org/webinar-covid-19-air-cleaning-trends-the-integration-of-air-purifiers-uv-c-and-bipolar-ionization/
February 11, 2021
Air Filter Media Supply Challenges A Panel Discussion
While the COVID-19 pandemic has focused on the importance of clean air and high-efficiency filters that benefit the air filtration industry as a whole, this increased attention combined with the need for filter media used in mask supply has led to shortages. These shortages are leading to hardships for our members and the industry. Watch the webinar on the current filter media supply chain challenges. Moderated by Joel S. Swann, CAFS, Applications Engineer, AAF|Flanders, our panelists explained the current media supply challenges and answer questions submitted by attendees as part of the registration process. Panelists: Mike Clark, President, High Efficiency and Specialty Filtration Division, Hollingsworth & Vose Scott L. Tennison, Global Director of Filtration and Protective, Kimberly-Clark Corporation Mark Tucker, Sales Manager, SWM International Watch the webinar on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ZapL8dgoLN8
December 02, 2020
2020 Clean Air Award Winner, Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium
Meet Stormy Six-Poe, Facility Manager and Ernie Kelly of Filter Services of Indiana. Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium won a NAFA Clean Air Award in 2020. Learn about the award and how Six-Poe and Kelly work together to keep the facility's air clean and occupants safe!
November 13, 2020
Understanding ASHRAE’s Recommendations on Filtration and Disinfection for COVID19
The following is the audio from a NAFA Webinar originally broadcast on October 21, 2020, titled, “Understanding ASHRAE’s Recommendations on Filtration and Disinfection for COVID19” The webinar was presented by Kathleen Owen, Fellow of ASHRAE, and moderated by NAFA board member, Mike Corbat, CAFS. You can find the link to the slides and the video recording here: https://www.nafahq.org/webinar-understanding-ashraes-recommendations-on-filtration-and-disinfection-for-covid19/ or visit www.nafahq.org. Look for the “covid 19” menu dropdown. The recording started a bit late so you’ll join Mike’s intro of Kathleen in progress. Enjoy!
October 22, 2020
NAFA's Clean Air Award with Will Denton, CAFS, NCTI, NCTII
Will Denton, CAFS, NCTI, NCTII walks NAFA's Tony Veroeven through the Clean Air Award and its judging criteria. The Clean Air Award is a program designed to recognize facilities with applied best practices in air filtration. It's one of the most underused yet valuable member benefits the National Air Filtration Association offers! Watch an interview with one of last year's Clean Air Awards, mentioned in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKOgm... Visit https://www.nafahq.org/nafa-programs/... for more information!
July 10, 2020
Logistics Uncomplicated-Breaking Down the Impact of NMFC Changes
Determining your shipment’s freight class is a critical step in effectively managing your supply chain. With impending NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification®) changes scheduled for April 25, including a change to Filter Stock, Paper, NMFC 150970, the classification change could produce a 17-55% increase in rates. Ascent’s transportation experts address the most common questions and areas of confusion that relate to freight class and NMFC rules. Listen to refresh your knowledge of ever-changing shipping criteria and learn how Ascent can mitigate rate increases through its carrier negotiation capabilities. Visit this FAQ page for more information about the NMFC changes. Listen to Tony Veroeven, Brooks Wise and Matt Lacy discuss and tear down the changes and how they might affect shippers. Who Should Listen? VP of Operations President Vice President CFO Logistics Manager Controller Office Manager Transportation Manager
April 24, 2020
Susan Frew, President of Sunshine Plumbing, Heating and Air
Susan Frew is the co-owner and president of Sunshine, Plumbing, Heating & Air in Colorado. Susan also speaks nationally as a keynote speaker, as was scheduled to speak at the 2020 Technical Seminar. Unfortunately the Seminar was canceled due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Our conversation includes how she grew her plumbing & HVAC business by taking care of customers with outstanding service. She also shares how she came to own a business in this industry. It was great to speak to a speaker from the industry. We hope to host Susan at a future NAFA Event.
April 06, 2020
COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and Air Filtration Frequently Asked Questions
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/ Please rate our podcast "5 stars" on iTunes if you like the show!
March 28, 2020
Nadia Sabeh, PhD., aka "Dr. Greenhouse"
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.
March 28, 2020
Keith Jordan of Sanuvox
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.
March 26, 2020
How You Can Impact the World Through Filtration - with H.E. Barney Burroughs
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.
March 21, 2020
Jason Wright - University of British Columbia | 2019 Clean Air Award Winner
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.
October 07, 2019
Paul Tisch - SSC Services for Education | Texas A&M, College Station | 2019 NAFA Clean Air Award Winner
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.
October 07, 2019
How to Save Money on Transportation Costs - Shad Zimmerman of Ascent Global Logistics
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!
September 23, 2019
An Interview with H. E. "Barney" Burroughs
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.
May 14, 2019
Trey Fly Interview - 2018-2019 President of NAFA
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.
April 30, 2019