06/06/22: SASH Webinar - Improving Indoor Air Quality in Classrooms

SASH Webinar - Improving Indoor Air Quality in Classrooms

About the webinar:

The LOHP School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) program is a state-wide initiative that helps school districts reduce injury and illness among school employees. This presentation will review the importance of ventilation and filtration, discuss balancing energy consumption with indoor air quality, and will discuss steps to improve classroom indoor air quality (IAQ), including recommended best practices and procurement guidelines.

This webinar is based on the School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) Program administered by the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation in the California Department of Industrial Relations through an interagency agreement with the Labor Occupational Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of ventilation and filtration in classrooms

  • Discuss trade-offs of ventilation and filtration upgrades in terms of energy use and IAQ

  • Recognize the importance of testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) air flows

  • Identify and select carbon dioxide sensors (CO2), filters, and portable air cleaners

Speaker: Theresa Pistochini, MS, P.E. California

Theresa Pistochini is Co-Director of Engineering at the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Institute and Western Cooling Efficiency Center with 14 years of experience in applied research in energy efficiency and building operation, primarily in the areas of HVAC and indoor air quality. Theresa earned her MS degree from UC Davis and is a registered professional engineer in California. She is currently pursuing her PhD in mechanical engineering at UC Davis.

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About LOHP:

LOHP promotes safe, healthy, and just workplaces and builds the capacity of workers and worker organizations to take action for improved working conditions. We work with a range of partners including unions, worker centers and community organizations, agencies, employer groups, policy makers, and academics.