In an effort to connect our presenters with the participants, WFI is launching a series of posts to reveal what you can expect at our conference. In this issue, we are very proud to present Mr. Hunter Most and his topic at WFI 2020.
Hunter Most, AAF International, PA, USA
Hunter Most is a Certified Air Filtration Specialist by the National Air Filtration Association. As an Application Engineer with AAF Flanders, Hunter provides technical and engineering support to customers and end-users throughout the Northeast/Midwest United States and Canada. His primary focus is to offer analysis for the selection of application-based filtration products and services with optimal performance at the lowest total cost of ownership. To accomplish this, he coordinates with team members across direct to consumer, distribution partner, national account, and for market channels. He is also at the forefront of AAF Flanders’ initiatives to elevate the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the filtration industry. Hunter lives in the Greater Philadelphia Area of Pennsylvania, where he is a member of the local ASHRAE and IFMA chapters. He holds degrees in Industrial Engineering, Engineering Entrepreneurship, and Engineering Leadership Development, and he is Lean Six-Sigma certified.
Abstract of Mr. Most Presentation
Shifting Paradigms for the Future of Air Filtration
Indoor air quality is at the forefront of the public consciousness more than ever as facilities of all types continue to be reoccupied after pausing operations due to COVID-19. Once a passing thought for many facility managers, air filtration is now extremely important as they strive to address the concerns of occupants. Thinking of air quality as a matter of safety, as opposed to simply comfort, has dramatically changed the way that consumers make decisions regarding the products and services used to attain clean air. The approach to solving air quality problems has fundamentally changed as decisions have been informed by shifting paradigms with respect to almost every aspect of the technology. A previously common view of filtration as a commodity product has given way to a highly engineered, value-driven selection process. Facilities have a renewed level of focus on materials, performance verification, and cost optimization as they explore new use cases for filtration technologies. These paradigm shifts affect multiple professional disciplines. It is critical that these factors are prioritized as the filtration and HVAC industries mobilize to rise to meet these new challenges with novel and innovative solutions. A comprehensive grasp of this information is also essential across facility management, life safety, and academia. Cooperation from such a cross-sectional shared understanding will provide the best possible built environments today and ensure that the environments of tomorrow are even better.