“COVID-19: The Second Wave” Bonus Webinar

On Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. ET, Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D., Professor of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto, will present "Air Cleaning and Ventilation in the Age of COVID-19.”


The first part of the webinar will explore the main transmission routes for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and their interaction with HVAC systems. In part two, Dr. Siegel will provide practical guidance on how to use HVAC strategies to reduce transmission. There is a particular focus on the context for these measures and why the same general approach (e.g., a high-efficiency filter) can lead to different disease transmission impacts in different buildings.


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BONUS WEBINAR: “Air Cleaning and Ventilation in the Age of COVID-19," presented by Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D., Professor of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. ET.

Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D., is a Professor of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto and a member of the university’s Building Engineering Research Group. He is internationally recognized for his work on indoor air quality generally and air cleaning specifically and is a fellow of ASHRAE and a member of the Academy of Fellows of the International Society for Indoor Air and Climate (ISIAQ).  He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics including filtration and air cleaning, ventilation and indoor air quality in residential and commercial buildings, control of indoor particulate matter, and the indoor microbiome.



Each webinar will target a different area of transmission, look closely at the current research, and discuss cleaning and related strategies to mitigate risk. Cleaning for health, CIRI’s focus since it was established more than 15 years ago, has never been so real or so important as it is today.


“An incredible amount of research into SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has been completed and is ongoing since the start of the pandemic,” said John Downey, CIRI Executive Director. “It’s vital that cleaning and restoration professionals learn ways to apply the research in practical ways to guide best practices.”


Video recordings will be available for those who register but are unable to attend the webinars live. Continuing education credits are available for each webinar and attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.


In March, CIRI hosted “COVID-19 and Pandemic Preparedness: Science-Based Solutions for Service Providers,” a full-day virtual symposium attended by more than 1,000 cleaning and restoration professionals. To learn more about this event and sign up to watch the video recordings, click here.


Registration for this bonus, value-added webinar is $49 for CIRI members, $69 for nonmembers who registered to attend at least one of the prior “COVID-19: The Second Wave” webinars, and $99 for non-members.


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