Event Details
Date: 06.10.2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

2020-06-10 11:00:00 2020-06-10 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles HVAC Systems Considerations with COVID-19 WEBINAR IFMASV info@ifmasv.org
Event Type:
Special Event
Event Title:
HVAC Systems Considerations with COVID-19
Event Sponsor:

HVAC Systems Considerations with COVID-19

As a facilities professional, you get bombarded daily with information on how to combat Covid-19; it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with it. We've pulled together a panel of industry leaders to help you navigate one of the most critical components in the battle against Covid - HVAC. Filtration, UVC, ionization, ventilation; the list goes on. Join us as we break down each of the measures being taken and provide some insight into which can truly be effective.

Discussion topics will include:

  • General overview of HVAC Systems and components in relation to
    airborne transmission

  • Clarification of ASHRAE guidance on the subject

  • Recommendations for measures which can be taken

There will be time for Q&A with our expert panel members


Alan Pong- President and Owner of Comfort International

Alan Pong is President and Owner of Comfort International, a green-focused energy management and HVAC maintenance firm, specializing in engineering utility cost savings for existing commercial buildings and maintaining them to be comfortable carbon neutral environments.

Alan has been in the HVAC and Energy Management industry since 1989. Comfort International “CI”, a energy efficiency organization, exclusively focused on achieving peak efficiencies with existing buildings. CI is PG & E’s highest awarded Trade Professionals whom identifies unique and cost effective solutions that permanently decrease recurring energy costs directly related to HVAC, lighting, and can provide comprehensive solutions that include onsite generation & energy storage to achieve a Zero Net facility.

CI guarantees the energy savings at your utility meter. They have wholesale funding to enable their projects to be achieved without the need of valuable cash/capital outlay. They will increase workplace comfort while positively impacting your bottom-line as well as the environment.


Angel Robles- Project Manager @ ACCO Engineered Systems

Born and raised in Hollister, CA. Graduated from Santa Clara University in 2017, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Started at ACCO immediately afterwards. Project Manager as of October of 2019. I enjoy being in the industry because of the relationships that are built from the efforts and interactions that are required to keep a building up and running smoothly at all times.



Jeremy Goodland, P.E., LEED AP- Project Executive @ Western Allied Mechanical, Inc.

Jeremy has been an active IFMA-SV member since 2005. He served on the IFMA Silicon Valley Board for many years, including President in 2018. After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, he was hired in 2005 as a project engineer for Western Allied Mechanical, and in 2011 obtained his Professional Engineering license. He is currently a Project Executive for Western Allied and oversees much of the service department operations.  His role with the company allows him to frequently work directly with facilities professionals to help resolve the challenges they face.



Richard Almini- CEO of Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services, Inc.

Richard Almini is the Founder and CEO of Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services, Inc. which is one of the largest independent commercial air conditioning and energy contracting companies in Northern California. The firm was founded in 2002 and offers full HVAC Design/Build capabilities and a service operation with more than 70 Technicians.

Richard graduated from the University of Montana and has nearly 40 years of HVAC experience serving leading commercial and industrial facility decision makers and property owners. He has received awards from PG&E for significant kWh reduction in both healthcare and commercial office market segments.