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ASHRAE Panel - Building Indoor Air Quality, Health Impacts, and Benefits to Occupants

  • 06 Jan 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Novotel Toronto Centre, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2 - Champagne West Room
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ASHRAE Toronto Meeting & Panel

Building Indoor Air Quality, Health Impacts, and Benefits to Occupants 

 Important note: Dinner will NOT be served served at this event and you are encouraged to eat before arriving. There will be coffee and tea provided. 

Let's discuss with our panel of experts the important factors that affect IAQ, the health implications of IAQ, and the benefits that buildings with good IAQ can provide to occupants.

After a brief introduction from each panelist and a series of questions from the moderator, questions will be welcome from the floor. Come prepared with your most pressing questions!

A pre-event form will be sent out to members such that you can pre-submit your most pressing questions.


 Date:  Monday January 6th, 2020
 Venue:  Novotel Toronto Centre
 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2
 Networking & Registration:  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
 Panel:  7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Jeffrey Siegel


Professor - University of Toronto

Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D., is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and a member of the university’s Building Engineering Research Group. He holds joint appointments at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences.  He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a B.Sc. from Swarthmore College.  He is fellow of ASHRAE and a member of the Academy of Fellows of ISIAQ.  His research interests including healthy and sustainable buildings, ventilation and indoor air quality in residential and commercial buildings, control of indoor particulate matter, the indoor microbiome, and moisture interactions with indoor chemistry and biology.  Dr. Siegel is an active member of ISIAQ and ASHRAE and was an associate editor for the journal Building and Environment from 2014-2018.  He teaches courses in indoor air quality, sustainable buildings, and sustainable energy systems. Prior to his position at the University of Toronto, Dr. Siegel was an Associate Professor at the University of Texas.

Alex Crandall

P. Eng., LEED AP, BD+C

Commissioning Manager, HIDI Group


Alex is a Commissioning Manager with over 10 years of experience dedicated to the quality focused building commissioning process. He has acted as the Commissioning Agent for a diverse range of projects and developed numerous documents for the full commissioning process, including new construction, tenant fit-up, existing building commissioning, energy audits, building analytics, and ongoing commissioning. Alex has had exposure to multiple building sectors, including mission critical, leisure and recreation, emergency services, residential high-rise, public transportation, retail, commercial, and schools. As part of the commissioning process, Alex has taken a hands-on approach to evaluating indoor environmental quality and has worked with building teams to develop corrective action where needed. Alex has also acted as an IAQ reviewer for Energy Star building certifications and as a technical expert for new and existing building IAQ credits for LEED certification. 

Charles Waddell

B.A., B.E.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP, BD+C

Founder and CTO - Global Plasma Solutions

Experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. Skilled in Engineering, Sales, Construction, Start-ups and Product Development having 17 patents granted with 17 patents pending. Strong business development professional with a BSEE and MEM focused in Electrical Engineering & Management from Old Dominion University.


Amy Li

Ph.D. Candidate


University of Toronto 

Amy received her BASc from the University of Toronto. She is currently a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Jeffery Siegel. She recently completed an ASHRAE research project that examined the IAQ and energy impacts of high-efficiency filters in residential buildings. Her current research focuses on the evaluation of air cleaning system operating strategies and exposure reduction.

 Registration Type  Regular Registration Last Minute Registration
 Student/Life Member  $15 $25 
 Chapter Member  $30 $40 
 YEA Member  $25 $35 
 Guest  $50 $60 
 Student Guest  $20 $30 
* Last minute pricing begins on January 1st, 2019

Need Assistance?

Feel free to contact the following:

Jamie Fine
ASHRAE Toronto Technology Transfer Committee Chair



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