Meeting/Event Information

Fixing the Great Indoors (HVAC & IAQ)

September 13, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
 Add to Calendar

Royal Banquet & Conference Center
3801 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607


Fixing the Great Indoors: HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

Most of the time, we breathe without a thought, hundreds of times each hour – unless there’s a problem.  When something’s wrong, it’s due to pollutants, people, pathways, and pressure differences.  The best solution often is to find the sources and control them, or fix the pathways and pressures. This presentation will focus on what goes wrong in our buildings that engineers can manage –intakes, dampers, filters, coils, drain pans, fans, and controls.  Instead of testing, a visual inspection (walk-through) can identify many likely sources and pathways, which are often inexpensive to fix.


Environmental Engineer,
US Environmental Protection Agency
Region 4, Atlanta, GA

Since 1991, Henry Slack has managed the Indoor Air Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4, which covers eight southeastern states.  In this position, he offers expertise concerning indoor air to citizens or public agencies with questions on topics as diverse as mold, odors, ozone, carbon monoxide, air cleaners, ventilation systems, and secondhand tobacco smoke.  The EPA program is non-regulatory.   A frequent presenter at conferences, he wrote (with Janise Palmer) and presented “Elevated Radon in Concrete Residential Buildings” at the ASHRAE Indoor Air ’13 Conference in Vancouver, B.C.
Mr. Slack had a temporary assignment to the CDC National Center for Environmental Health, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, in 1998, where he investigated the use of unvented residential heating appliances (which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning).  In 2004, he was appointed a Fellow through Partners of the Americas, and spent a month and a half in Barbados training and assisting staff of the Barbados environmental agency.
In previous work, was responsible for energy management programs for the U.S. General Services Administration, Region 4; designed rooftop air conditioning units for Seasons-4, Inc., a small manufacturer; and served as the Energy Coordinator at Fort McPherson in Atlanta.
Mr. Slack earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1974 from Southwestern at Memphis (now called Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Master of Science in 1980 from Georgia Institute of Technology.  He became a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia in 1988, the same year he joined ASHRAE.


4:30 pm: . . . . . Board of Governors meeting (open to all members)
5:30 pm: . . . . . Sign-in & Socialize
6 - 8 PM: . . . . . Meeting, Meal & Presentation

Appreciation Night !!!

Student Members and their guests (who are also students) are FREE !!


Please Pre-Register so we can get a good head-count for the drink and meal quantities.
Save $10 if registered before the Early Bird cutoff date/time.
Pre-pay On-Line: Cut down your wait at the Welcome Table! (PayPal & CCs)
Note: On-Line registration and pre-payment closes the midnight before the event
Welcome Table: accepts Personal Checks and CCs.
Not a member of Triangle ASHRAE? You are very welcome. As above, if you register On-Line. (Use Non-Member ticket), you'll get a $10 discount over the walk-in price.

Registration Fee includes drinks and the meal

PDH (Professional Development Hour) CREDIT:

This presentation should meet the NC PE criteria for 1 hour of PDH credit (unless noted on the sign-in sheet).
Please Pre-Register with your PE number, and sign the Attendance Verification sheet.
Should the state ever require Proof of Attendance, simply forward their request to and a copy of the Attendance Sheet will be provided to them. Note: their rules require you to keep additional records. See the NC PE Board for details.

A printable flyer can be downloaded from the bottom of the event page.


$45.00 Triangle Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before September 11

$45.00 Triangle Member's Guest
$35.00 Earlybird rate before September 11

$0.00 Triangle Student-Member

$0.00 Triangle Student-Member's Guest: (if guest isn't a student, select Non-Triangle Member)

$45.00 Non-Triangle Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before September 11


2017-09-13 - Mtg, Fixing the Great Indoors - Flyer