Bridge to 2030: Indoor Air and Environmental Quality

The Bridge to 2030 educational series invites the entire Pittsburgh built environment community to go deep on topics integral to the Pittsburgh 2030 District – energy, water, transportation, indoor air quality, and financing.


3:00 – 5:00 – Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
5:00 – 6:00 – Networking Reception



Dr. Melissa Bilec and Harold Rickenbacker, University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh has been working with the Pittsburgh 2030 District to conduct the IAQ pilot. Dive deep into the data behind their research and hear how one building implemented simple solutions with a big impact.

Andy Komar, Vice President, Filtech
Hear the latest trends in the air filtration including improved efficiency and newly developed technologies for more sustainable products. Learn more about the energy implications of filter selection and the value of longer lasting products. The trend toward utilizing Ultraviolet Lights (UV-C) in the HVAC system will also be discussed with its potential impact for energy savings and improved IAQ

Pete Jefferson, Principal, Forte Building Science
Most buildings exist to allow people to live, work or play while providing shelter and comfort for their occupants. Unfortunately, several articles and studies have recently been published nationally exposing the thermal displeasure most occupants experience in their buildings – including LEED buildings. This effect results in less productive people and wastes energy in the process. Moving towards thermal delight in the built environment requires a more comprehensive approach than may be possible through mechanical systems alone. Creating a thermally delightful space requires an understanding of human physiology, cultures, systems, and architecture.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how no-cost/low-cost changes can affect IAQ.
  2. Gain insight into ASHRAE 52.2 and the recently developed ISO 16890.
  3. Discover synergies and trade-offs between IAQ and energy consumption.
  4. Discover how alliesthesia can be incorporated to increase occupant comfort and productivity.


This event is pending approval for 2.0 GBCI CEUs and 2.0 AIA HSW hours.

Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits. Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events). Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.


Bridge to 2030: Indoor Air and Environmental Quality is sponsored by:


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Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
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To Be Announced