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How Does COVID-19 Impact Future Building Operation and Design? An Expert Panel on Commercial, Hospital, Residential, and School Buildings

  • 01 Jun 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 253


NOTICE OF Panel Event

How Does COVID-19 Impact Future Building Operation and Design? An Expert Panel on Commercial, Hospital, Residential, and School Buildings

ASHRAE Toronto invites you to join us for webinar panel. Social distancing is critical at this time, but providing value to our members doesn't need to stop!

Registration within 24 hours of the event start time cannot be guaranteed due to technical reasons.

Cost: Free for Toronto Chapter Members

$5 for Participating Region 2 Chapter Members

$10 for Non-Members

Date: Monday June 1st, 2020

Where: Online Webinar

Start Time: 5:00 pm

If you are a member of one of the participating chapters, you can aquire the special access code through your chapter. You MUST register here using your chapter-registered email and name. We will use this information to verify your membership, and failure to verify membership in the participating chapter will void your registerion without refund.

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Panel Summary

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives, including the way we should design and operate buildings. This panel is comprised of four industry experts that focus on four different building types: 1) Hospital, 2) School, 3) Commercial, and 4) Residential. This panel will be an open format where the moderator guides a discussion through important topics, allowing for perspectives on each building type to come through. Some of these topics include building ventilation, tips and tricks for navigating available technical resources, changes to indoor setpoints, controlling airflow, and the importance of humidification. Before the panel, attendees will also be able to submit questions, and some will be included in the discussion. In addition, the panel will conclude with a Q&A period where attendees can ask live questions. Attendees will leave this panel with increased confidence in their building design and operation projects. 


Luke Leung

PE, LEED Fellow, P. Eng
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Luke is a LEED Fellow; Chair of ASHRAE COVID19 task force on Commercial Buildings, upcoming Vice Chair of “Environmental Health Committee” ASHRAE; Former Board of Directors for USGBC, Illinois; Former Chairman of ASHRAE Technical Committee on “Tall Buildings”; ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer; Industry Advisory Board for IN2 start-up incubator program with National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  He is the wide firm Director of the Sustainability Engineering Studio for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP. 

Max Sherman


Max Sherman is a retired Staff Senior Scientist from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as well as an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham.  He has served on ASHRAE’s Board of Directors, was the first chair of the Residential Buildings Committee and SSPC 62.2—Society’s residential ventilation standard.  He is a Holladay Distinguished Fellow, an Exceptional Service awardee and currently serves as the Residential Team lead on ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force.

Michael P. Sheerin


Chief Executive Officer

TLC Engineering Solution

Michael Sheerin, PE LEED AP serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TLC Engineering Solutions, Inc., a national top 20, full service consulting engineering firm headquartered in Orlando, Florida with nearly 400 staff in 14 offices across the USA. TLC provides MEP/Structural/Technology & Energy/Cx services for architects and owners seeking high performance building design and operation. TLC is a Zweig Best Places to Work and Hot List firm winner, and the only JUST labeled organization in Florida. Mr. Sheerin is the Chair of ASHRAE Standard 170 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities and has been involved in the standard since its inception, and is the Chair of ASHRAE Standard 189.3 Design, Construction and Operation of Sustainable, High Performance Health Care Facilities.

Kyle Hasenkox

Principal, Senior Project Manager

Rocky Point Engineering

Kyle Hasenkox attended the University of Victoria, and has worked in the mechanical building services industry since 1998, with various consulting firms in the Victoria area.  He has been involved with ASHRAE on the chapter and regional levels and is also a member of several Technical Committees including 9.7- Educational Facilities (Current Chair,) Standard 100- Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings,  7.5- Smart Building Systems and many others.  He focuses on practical, implementable solutions to address issues in the institutional sector.  He enjoys the challenge that existing facilities present and is always trying to find new ways to improve building performance.


Abhishek Khurana

Chief Executive Officer

Voyager Buildings

Abhishek Khurana is the CEO of Voyager Buildings, a BAS Contracting firm based in Toronto. Abhi has extensive experience in New Construction Installations and Existing Building Retrofits. He is also a big advocate of leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) alongside Automation Systems to reduce a building’s carbon footprint and operational costs. Over the years, Abhi has also held various roles at ASHRAE Toronto and is currently the Vice President of the Chapter.

Need Assistance?

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Jamie Fine
ASHRAE Toronto Technology Transfer Committee Chair


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