Air Date: 12-9-2022|Episode 683
This week we welcome Dr. Brendon Burley PE, Jennifer Isenbeck PE and Meghan McNulty PE for a show we are calling ASHRAE 62.1 Is Acceptable, Acceptable? The ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality has been under the microscope with COVID and now RSV, Flu, etc. The standard has been the topic of many comments and critiques. This week we interview three committee members to get their perspective.
Brendon Burley, PhD, PE, LEED AP has been in the design industry since 1998 providing freelance CAD services for a number of clients in the Philadelphia area before moving on to work on his degrees and research at The Pennsylvania State University. For the past 14 years he has been focused on designing health care and higher education projects, mostly in the mid-Atlantic region. His projects range from laboratory equipment installations to medical center expansions and replacements, including projects involving advanced imaging equipment, medical and research containment facilities, and clean rooms. In addition to his work experience, he has been a member of ASHRAE since 2011 where he has served as a member of Standard 62.1 Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, Standard 170 Ventilation for Health Care Facilities, and the Environmental Health Committee. He currently serves as the chair for Standard 62.1.
Jennifer Isenbeck, PE, LEED AP is currently a staff engineer with Moffitt Cancer Center. In the Planning, Design and Construction department, she works with various consultants on implementing best practices in healthcare design, campus infrastructure as well as providing design reviews, commissioning oversight and project implementation into operations. Prior to this role, she was Director of Operations (Facilities) for various corporate and academic institutions. Jennifer is currently chair of ASHRAE MTG.EBO (Effective Building Operations), past Chair of ANSI/ASHRAE Std 62.1 (2019-2022), DRC, Society Board of Directors (2013-2016). She currently is a member of ASHRAE Standards and Publications Committees.
Meghan K. McNulty, PE, LEED AP is a Senior Project Engineer at Servidyne, in Atlanta, GA. She works with building owners and operators to reduce energy and emissions while improving indoor air quality in existing buildings. She specializes in investigating and modeling energy use, assessing ventilation systems, and compliance with local building energy policies. Meghan is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Georgia and LEED Accredited Professional in Operations and Maintenance (LEED AP O+M). She joined Servidyne in 2013 with a Master of Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University. Meghan volunteers with ASHRAE on the Government Affairs Committee; Standard Project Committee 62.1, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality; and Technical Committee 4.3, Ventilation Requirements and Infiltration, as Chair. In 2019, she received the ASHRAE Government Affairs Award for outstanding effort and achievement in state, provincial, and local government activities in connection with technical issues related to society.