Edmonton, AB – A new virtual conference on the growing need to improve the air we breathe indoors will be taking place this April with global experts weighing in on best practices to help us get back to ‘normal’ post-pandemic. The Indoor Air Quality Summit 2021 creators and summit partners—Enercare, Pura Air and VETS Group–found there was a large need to help guide organizations and business through all the various guidelines and science information on how to improve the air we breathe indoors.
“The inquiries on how to navigate what good IAQ means and how to apply it in practice have risen steadily in our respective businesses as we move towards a more fully vaccinated population and the lowering of government restrictions,” says Feisal Nasser, CEO of Pura Air. “In talking to some of our colleagues in the ‘clean air’ industry, we found we were not alone. Lots of scientific information is available, but clear and consistent, informative guidelines were few and far between. We decided to use our own channels to bring the experts we follow together to shed some light on best practices to help organizations move forward.”
Conference speakers include health professionals, mechanical engineers and HVAC specialists, along with experts in Occupational Health and Safety, UVC germicidal light, and IAQ audits. They will be sharing the latest information on the effects of Covid-19 and sick building syndrome on our lung health, the science of aerosols and the role of ventilation in reducing transmission risk as well as the importance of having a solid mechanical system strategy to help our people return to work safely or to protect where our most vulnerable live.
“The pandemic has turned the light on the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and what it takes to improve the IAQ in the buildings we work, educate and live in,” says Dr. Brian Fleck, PhD, PEng, HVAC and airflow expert studying covid effects on HVAC systems from the University of Alberta and one of the keynote speakers for the event. “Our health, well-being and our economic recovery may truly hinge on addressing the air quality in our buildings going forward. IAQ needs to be addressed now and for what could be next.”