BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions is pleased to present a three-part webinar series, “Clean Air, Healthy Schools”, to help administrators, facility managers and health and safety professionals develop a roadmap for improving indoor air quality in K-12 schools.


Here is what you’ll learn:


Clean Air, Healthy Schools Part 3:

Portable Air Purifiers in Schools: Important Facts, Considerations, and Decisions to Make Before Investing.

Thursday, January 27th, 2022 @ 11am-12pm MST

The CDC, Health Canada, and many provincial authorities are now recommending the addition of HEPA-based portable air purifiers to help prevent long-range transmission of respiratory viruses, especially in spaces with poor natural or mechanical ventilation – which unfortunately includes many spaces in K-12 schools (especially older schools).

For nearly 40 years, BGE has been installing, testing, and certifying HEPA filtration technology to protect laboratories, cleanrooms, surgical suites (in hospitals), and other highly sterile environments across Canada.  It’s proven technology that works very well to capture airborne pathogens such as viruses and we can now deploy this same filtration into workspaces, offices, and schools using portable in-room air purifiers.

However, choosing the right purifiers and deploying them properly in a given space is a little more complex than may meet the eye. There are some reasonably simple, yet critically important factors and considerations that schools must assess before investing in air purifiers.

In this part 3 of our Clean Air, Healthy Schools series, we will help you better understand this technology and what it does (and doesn’t do).  We’ll also guide you through a proven step-by-step process to assess which spaces would benefit from air purifiers (and which ones don’t need one) and how to properly size and choose the right units for each space.

Key topics covered will include:
  • Aerosols, viruses, and long-range airborne transmission
  • How to assess and prioritize areas of higher risk that may benefit from a purifier
  • What purifiers actually do (and don’t do)
  • How portable air purifiers should be used as supplemental technology, and only after other simpler IAQ improvement measures have been implemented
  • Deciding how many “clean air changes per hour” you want to achieve
  • The critical importance of conducting space and ventilation assessments before investing in air purifiers (and how to do those assessments)
  • Choose and sizing the right room air purifiers for a given space
  • Maintenance and other practical and operational considerations for schools

By the end of this session, you will have the knowledge, a process, and a set of tools to help you make insightful, data-driven decisions around the deployment of room air purifiers for your schools. 

Presented By:

 Randy Drage, NCT, CAFS
Senior Technical Advisor,
BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions


 Patrick Meckelborg, PEng, 
Senior Engineer, Sales and Support
BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Ian MacGillivray
Webinar Host

SVP, Corporate Development,
BGE Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Thank you for your interest in our Clean Air, Healthy Schools Webinar Series.


For access to video recordings of part 1 or 2, please submit the form and indicate one or both of the video links.


Part 1: A Roadmap for Clean, Healthy Indoor Air in K-12 Schools

Part 2: Optimizing your Existing Central HVAC & Filtration Systems for Better IAQ in Schools

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