Smart Ventilation for Health and Covid-19 Mitigation
Smart ventilation systems efficiently automate indoor air quality management. We will discuss characteristics of smart ventilation, including impacts of air quality on health, cognition, work productivity, and energy. Doubling today’s standard ventilation levels significantly improves cognition and decreases sick days. Air filtration and UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) air sanitation impacts on disease transmission, including SARS-CoV-2 transmission will be also be presented. Finally, cost impacts of increased fresh air ventilation, air filtration and UVGI are discussed.
Ty Newell is a co-owner and co-founder of Build Equinox, a company devoted to inventing technologies for healthy, comfortable and sustainable living. He retired from the University of Illinois in 2007 as an Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering, having advised 70 masters and doctoral graduate students, and is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering. Ty’s degrees are in mechanical engineering (BS,’74, University of Michigan and MS/PhD, ’78/’80, University of Utah). He has lectured around the world on indoor air quality, comfort, solar energy, building energy efficiency, and resource conservation including keynote addresses at the Solar Energy Society of India’s 25th Silver Jubilee in Hyderabad and at the TTMD Conference (Turkish ASHRAE) in Istanbul, Turkey.
He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, an Ercotaf Scholar (European Union) at the EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland, a United Nations Workshop Leader in Beijing China, an Academic Leader at the Tec de Monterrey Institute in Queretaro Mexico, and an advisor to the USAID NZEB project Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), El Salvador. Ty lives in a 100% solar powered home in Urbana Illinois that features automated fresh air control (CERV), two Electric Vehicles (Ford Focus EV and Ford C-Max Energi, also 100% solar energy powered), and is the first home within an Illinois municipality to be permitted for rainwater harvesting use. Build Equinox is located in a 4500sqft Morton building in Urbana IL that is also 100% solar powered.
Cost: Free to ASHRAE members
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Presentation
Virtual Meeting (Via Zoom)