Assessing Ventilation Using Balometers, CO2, and PM 2.5
Assessing Ventilation Using Balometers, CO2, and PM 2.5
03/06 - 03/07/2023
Event Description:

Ventilation is an essential engineering control for optimizing indoor air quality and minimizing the impact of wildfire smoke events, climate change exacerbated allergies, COVID-19 surges and variants, and in preparing for future pandemics. This in-person, hands-on training will review the basics of assessing ventilation at the occupant level, and help you identify a framework to identify and address ventilation vulnerabilities. 

During the workshop, learners will use balometers to collect and analyze data, and to calculate air changes per hour. Learners will also receive hands-on training on how to use CO2 and PM 2.5 to assess air exchange for risk mitigation. Real-world ventilation assessment data will be leveraged to identify recommendations in alignment with CDPH Interim Guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality in Indoor Environments; ASHRAE; the Cal/OSHA Protection from Wildfire Smoke Standard; and the Cal/OSHA Non-Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulations. Strategies for communicating risk to improve psychological and physical safety, and to guide organizations as they navigate in-person work challenges will also be discussed. 


Target Audience:

This educational activity is intended for occupational health and safety professionals including industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals, registered environmental health specialists, those performing indoor air quality assessments, and others involved in assessing ventilation as part of a multi-layered approach for optimizing office and school building indoor air quality. 


Registration is Now Open!


Registration Fees:

Discounted registration available until Tuesday, January 31, 2023

  • Package Registration - March 6th & 7th: $545 ($585 after 1/31/23)
  • Monday, March 6th - Assessing Ventilation Using Balomters: $295 ($315 after 1/31/23)
  • Tuesday, March 7th - Assessing Ventilation Using CO2 & PM 2.5: $295 ($315 after 1/31/23)


Course Format: 

This course will be taught in-person at the Richmond Field Station, Berkeley Global Campus. 



If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.