ASHRAE Std. 62.1-2016, The standard of care for indoor air quality design and management in commercial buildings
The ASHRAE Standard 62.1 has been the acknowledged standard for “best practice” for decades and adopted by many building codes and standards as a statutory requirement for building code compliance for indoor air quality. Usage and compliance are generally limited due to lack of understanding and enforcement. A virtual training program about the standard is available from Efficiency Maine at https://www.efficiencymaine.com/building-energy-codes/.
Description: This workshop was developed and is offered to promote the understanding, use and compliance in new construction, renovations and maintenance of indoor environments that are occupied. The presentation will cover a diverse number of topics, including, but not limited to
• Purpose and scope of the standard
• The use and differences in normative and advisory language
• How the standard is intended to be used
• The importance and role of the peer-review and continuous maintenance
• The “nuts and bolts” of using the document
• Practical considerations useful for all indoor environments
• The role and limitations of natural ventilation
• What constitutes “acceptability”
• Resources for system designers, owners and third party service providers
The course will include a useful handout, including highlights of the presentation. There will be ample time for questions and answers, as well as many “real world” examples to illustrate the principles covered in the course.
Session Length: 90 minutes
Learning objectives: After attending this course, participants will understand
1. The differences between the normative and informative sections of the standard
2. he limitations of designing, delivering and providing “acceptability”
3. Compliance paths
4. The value of the document contents as a resource guide for providing healthy, productive and cost-effective indoor environments
About the Presenter: Dan Thayer, P.E.
Dan Thayer is a licensed professional engineer and holds a variety of other professional designations. Growing up in Maine, he worked with his father in the refrigeration and HVAC business. In 1981, they started Thayer Corporation. As a market leader in designing, building and serving HVAC, refrigeration and automated control systems they have grown to a team of over 60 with offices and coverage from Fort Kent to Kittery. They have also performed high-profile projects across the U.S. and Canada, such as oil drill rigs in the gulf of Mexico and specialty projects in NYC and Chicago. Thayer has been recognized for many trade-related awards, most significantly as the U.S. commercial contractor of the year. Dan was also personally recognized for several prestigious industry awards and has two U.S. patents for his designs.
He has participated in many industry organizations dedicated to the development and promulgation of technical standards for quality control, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency. He has delivered many various training sessions to industry professionals and other interested parties.
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