Free EMA/APPA Webinar: Technical & Practical Exploration of Building Reopening Issues in the post-COVID-19 Future

The Energy Management Association (EMA), announced that it’s teaming with education facilities engineering association APPA to conduct a webinar that offers a deep technical and practical exploration of occupied space issues and needs in the coming post-COVID-19 future. The webinar features the chairman of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Reopening Team, the author of a study on commercial real estate managers’ expectations and challenges, and practicing building energy engineers already working on COVID issues in the field.

Free Webinar: The Future Isn’t what it used to be: Occupied Space in the COVID-19 Era

Thursday, August 6, 2020

1:00 -2:00 PM Eastern

Attendees Earn 1 AIA Learning Unit for Continuing Education


Presenters for the webinar are Wade Conlan, P.E., CxA Hanson Professional Services Inc., member ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force and Chairman of Task Force Reopening Team; Eric McEwen, CxA, EMP, TLC Engineering Solutions; and James Moore, COO and Executive Vice President, Brightline Strategies, author “COVID-19 Commercial Impact: Commercial Office Users/Tenant Impact Survey.” In addition to their presentations, the panelists will contribute informative topic-related resources to webinar attendees.

The learning objectives for the webinar include:

  • Understand the implications of COVID-19 on the future of occupied spaces on matters of codes, regulations, best practices in O&M, etc.
  • Learn how energy services providers are responding to COVID-19 challenges with their existing clientele and are preparing for future service demands with new offerings and immediate needs created by reconfigured spaces.
  • Understand the immediate implications of COVID-19 on basic matters of ventilation, filtration, air flows, workplace distancing, humidification, etc. based on current and emerging science.
  • Using contemporary survey data, understand the concerns, challenges, and current demands facing building owners and facility managers to reopen and operationalize spaces in the “new normal.”


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