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Filtration Hour New Release: Air Quality for Schools

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

Waterloo Filtration Institute (WFI) would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the distinguished speakers and our audience for an excellent 90 min Filtration Hour this morning, September 22, 2023, 10:00 am-11:30 am EDT. We delved into a crucial topic: "Air Quality for Schools and Its Effects on Academic Performance and Cognitive Functions."

Our discussions encompassed a range of thought-provoking questions:

  1. What criteria do parents typically consider when choosing a school for their children, and does air quality play a significant role in this decision?

  2. Can we blame the deterioration of IAQ in schools solely on-air filtration?

  3. How can air quality and students' performance be correlated?

  4. Is retrofitting essential to accommodate higher filtration efficiencies in the existing HVAC systems?

  5. Why hasn’t continuous air quality monitoring been implemented in a large scale in schools?

  6. What innovations are required to embrace healthy and pleasant learning environments?

  7. What policies and practices are needed to enhance air quality

  8. What is the role of the government and the private sector in raising the bar of air quality in schools?

We extend our gratitude once again to our distinguished panel of speakers:

  • Jenny Berens, PhD, Filter Engr. Mgr., Freudenberg Filtration Technologies., USA;

  • Paul Marold, CEO, Aeristus, Inc., USA;

  • Fadia Abdel Ghani, Energy efficiency specialist, Jordan Standards & Metrology Organization, Jordan.

  • Lisa Greenfield, Advocate, Shared Air Solutions, USA

  • Dr. M Ramaswamy, Technical Director, Level Engineering, OM

  • Yasmine Skanji, Director at ZAACK, IGIENAIR Group, France

  • Eliane Khoury, CEO, VFA Solutions, Netherlands

The session was chaired by Dr. Iyad Al-Attar and moderated by Mr. Mitch McCreary

Missed the live session? No problem. Watch the video recording here.

Mark your calendars to join global leading experts at Upcoming WFI 2023 Annual Conference (WFI 2023), December 5–6, 2023, 8:00AM –12:00PM EST. The theme of this conference is Filtration and Its Influence on the Future of Our Planet. It will be an international leadership conference to address the critical roles of filtration and separation for healthy living, surrounding environments, and their impacts on future generations. Read more...


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