EPA office director commends Epidemic Task Force

Jonathan Edwards, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, wrote a letter of appreciation to ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force for its work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wade Conlan, P.E., CxA, BCxP, LEED AP® BD+C, Hanson’s commissioning and energy discipline manager, is a voting member of its Epidemic Task Force and its Building Readiness Team lead. Mathew Coalson, E.I., and Imane El Ghazouani, commissioning and energy specialists at Hanson, were part of the Building Readiness Team and helped create a visual guide to task force’s resources. The task force comprises more than 150 volunteers who work in the air conditioning, ventilation, filtration and air cleaning fields.

“The growing list of ASHRAE Task Force resources has provided specific, timely, and credible guidance and significantly benefited the national and international response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Jonathan wrote. “… The ASHRAE COVID-19 Epidemic Task Force has therefore played an invaluable role in protecting public health and providing reliable, practical resources as the challenges related to COVID-19 continue to evolve. This volunteer effort demonstrates true civic spirit and deserves special recognition.”

Posted on December 13, 2021