The HVAC Factor: Protecting Indoor Spaces From COVID-19

The HVAC Factor: Protecting Indoor Spaces From COVID-19

The HVAC Factor: Protecting Indoor Spaces From COVID-19

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Hello! I hope you are doing well amidst the pandemic. My name is Jeslin Varghese, and I am the Director of Sustainability at GBRI. COVID-19 has hit every aspect of society around the world really hard. No one body has been unaffected by it, whether it be physically, financially, socially, or emotionally. What started as a personal research project culminated in this webinar where we had around 2000 registrants. As promised during the live webinar, I want to share the related GBRI COVID-19 and HVAC article and PowerPoint slides with you so that the research doesn’t stop here and you can use this to educate your employees and clients about what we know now and what we don’t know about the COVID-19 virus and the HVAC strategies we shared. Its ok to admit what we don’t know and continue our quest to fight this pandemic as one tribe- one human tribe.
I have made every attempt to cite the credible sources for the webinar. We hope you will give credit to GBRI as needed and take responsibility for any new data you add. This webinar as-is (without any modifications), as of the date presented is approved by the American Institute of Architects and GBCI for 1 CE. If you wish for your audience to earn CE – please have them visit this page and take the quiz.
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Be safe – Jeslin Varghese, WELL Faculty, LEED AP, WELL AP

Webinar Replay

This FREE Webinar aired live on Nov 11th 2020 at 12 PM ET. The Replay is available above. If you are seeking AIA HSW LUs or GBCI CE for this course, please click the button below to take the quiz and have your CE hours automatically reported.


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With more than 50 million cases and over a million deaths (as of end of Sep 2020), COVID-19 does not need an introduction anymore. As many states get ready to re-open businesses and schools, it is imperative that building managers, school superintendents and facility managers are equipped with up-to-date HVAC strategies while operating their newly opened facilities. Let’s look at some HVAC operation strategies that will help mitigate the transmission of respiratory infections such as COVID-19.

What will you learn from this course?

  • Understand the role of social interactions in the spread of COVID-19
  • Understand the role of HVAC in creating an ambient IEQ
  • Distinguish between BRI and SBS
  • Analyze the role of HVAC in the context of COVID 19
  • Learn HVAC Operation Strategies to prevent transmission of respiratory diseases
  • Evaluate what industry organizations are collectively doing to fight the pandemic

Presented by Jeslin Varghese

Jeslin Varghese

Jeslin Varghese is the director of project controls in the program controls division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Construction & Development (MTACD) department, overseeing multiple mega-projects in New York City including the East Side Access (ESA) project, a commuter rail project that, at $11bn, is one of the largest transportation projects in the world. Mr. Varghese has over 16 years of professional experience in sustainability and project controls. His experience spans teaching, planning, problem-solving, strategy development, risk assessment, CPM scheduling, performance monitoring, building and managing teams, and project management. He has gained his experience by working on a wide variety of sustainability projects in the United States, India, Taiwan, and the Middle East.

How will this work?


Everyone who registers will also receive on-demand access to the recording of the webinar along with hand-outs.

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Complete CE Hours

Attend the live online session or watch the on-demand version and pass the quiz in order to receive your certificate of completion and CE credit. You can watch the course presentation and retake the quiz as many times as you would like during your subscription.

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Upon successful course completion we will automatically report your CE hours to USGBC and AIA. You can expect to see your completed courses on your USGBC and AIA transcripts within 72 hours of course completion.

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Ed Paras
Ed Paras
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Very informative and timely. I found the webinar to be well balanced and researched. The handouts is something I know I will be referring to for next steps and to share with our clients

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