March Virtual Meeting

March 04, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Meeting Schedule

  • Chapter Updates: 12:00 - 12:15
  • Speaker: 12:15 - 1:30



Dozens of indicators tell us how much our climate has changed already; not just temperatures, but rainfall, wildfires, ocean heat and acidity, sea level, and much more, even bird wintering ranges. As a result, we can expect to replace most fossil fuel use in our lifetimes. How will this affect our engineering? How can we best serve our clients, who want long-lived buildings? The presenter will give some ideas, but also moderate a session so that members can share their own ideas for their specific area.

Speaker:  Henry H. Slack, PE

From 1991 to 2018, Henry Slack managed the Indoor Air Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4, which covers eight southeastern states. In this position, he offers expertise concerning indoor air to citizens or public agencies with questions on topics as diverse as mold, odors, ozone, carbon monoxide, air cleaners, ventilation systems, and secondhand tobacco smoke. A frequent presenter at conferences, he wrote (with Janise Palmer) and presented “Elevated Radon in Concrete Residential Buildings” at the ASHRAE Indoor Air ’13 Conference in Vancouver, B.C.  Mr. Slack had a temporary assignment to the CDC National Center for Environmental Health, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, in 1998, where he investigated the use of unvented residential heating appliances. In 2004, he was appointed a Fellow through Partners of the Americas, and spent a month and a half in Barbados training and assisting staff of the Barbados environmental agency.  In previous work, he was responsible for energy management programs for the U.S. General Services Administration, Region 4; designed rooftop air conditioning units for Seasons-4, Inc., a small manufacturer; and served as the Energy Coordinator at Fort McPherson in Atlanta.  Mr. Slack earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1974 from Southwestern at Memphis (now called Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Master of Science in 1980 from Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined ASHRAE in 1988.


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