August Chapter Meeting

August 20, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Austin ASHRAE is excited to welcome you back... from a distance! As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 landscape, we will continue for the time being to do our presentation via webinars. And we have a very timely topic for the chapter this month!

The session will discuss the practical information in the Building Readiness Guide on the ASHRAE website to help understand how to analyze and create a Building Readiness Plan to assist in the re-occupancy of existing buildings. The course discusses how your HVAC system might be designed to respond to an infectious virus, like SARS-CoV-2 that creates the COVID-19 disease, in addition to alterations to incorporate mitigation strategies. This goes into steps prior to occupancy as well as looking at how you can future proof your buildings.

If you cannot tune into the presentation at the prescribed time but are still interested in the topic, register anyway! We will be sending out a recording of the presentation to anyone registered! We hope that you'll join us to kick off this ASHRAE year!


M. Dennis Knight, P.E., FASHRAE has 46 years experience in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of buildings and their HVAC systems.  Dennis is the founder and a principal of Whole Building Systems, LLC, a high performance building consultancy focused primarily on commissioning and existing building HVAC systems, located in Charleston, SC.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Physics and has registrations in both Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering.  He is an immediate past Vice President of ASHRAE, and ASHRAE Fellow,  and Vice Chair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force.  He is the current chair of the ASHRAE Virtual Design & Construction specialty conference steering committee and former chair of the Building Performance Analysis specialty conference steering committee.  He has held numerous chapter, regional and society level positions within ASHRAE and authored and co-authored several articles and publications on Building Information Modeling and Integrated Building Design during the past 40 years.


$5.00 Member Ticket

$10.00 Non-Member Ticket