ASHRAE Members Participate in Roundtable with Senator Heinrich

ASHRAE Members Participate in Roundtable with Senator Heinrich
On August 11, ASHRAE Members Dean Saputa and Matt Middlebrooks, who are also members of the "Filtration and Ventilation" Team of the Epidemic Task Force, along with ASHRAE New Mexico Chapter President and Immediate Past President Frederick Earnest and Stacey Chan, respectively, participated on a panel moderated by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM). The roundtable discussion topic was on buildings systems and the coronavirus, with a specific focus on the guidance developed by ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force.
During the roundtable, Senator Heinrich announced that he will be introducing legislation to establish a grant program for schools to upgrade their HVAC systems to improve indoor air quality and he welcomed ASHRAE’s ongoing participation. In his introduction, Senator Heinrich stated that "ASHRAE has been at the forefront" of this critical issue. Thank you, ASHRAE Members for sharing your technical expertise with policy makers!

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