David Shearer, Pinchin Ltd.
Large wildfires have become common part of the North American summer with larger and more frequent events occurring in the last 5 years. Smoke-related particulate (PM2.5) is present local to the fires and travels enormous distances through atmospheric transport impacting IAQ across the continent. The toolkit for managing wildfire smoke, is not complicated, but having all the required resources available for rapid deployment can be challenging. This presentation will discuss optimal HVAC configurations, supplementary filtration equipment and monitoring of indoor particulate concentrations through low-cost internet of things (IoT) devices. A proactive and agile approach is required to develop communities that are resilient and fire-adapted.