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Resilience, Wellness Committees

Resilience, Wellness Committees Formed in Houston

From eSociety, August 2018

Resilience and security and health and wellness are the main topics of two new official ASHRAE committees.

The Technical Activities Committee approved the formation of TC 2.10, Resilience and Security, and Multi-Disciplinary Task Group on Health Wellness in the Built Environment (MTG.HWBE) during the Annual Conference in Houston in June.

TC 2.10 was born from Task Group 2's, HVAC Security, request to become the new technical committee. TC 2.10, “is concerned with fundamental scientific and engineering design principles for the resilience of the built environments subjected to extraordinary events including mitigating consequential damages, remediation and recovery.”

Jason DeGraw, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, is the chair of the committee.

MTG.HWBE will coordinate TC/TG/TRG technical activities related to enhanced health and wellness of the occupants in the built environment.

The group’s focus is to help to foster and expand internal and external organizational partnerships in this subject area, particularly with organizations developing green building rating systems, government agencies and research institutes.  

The group’s objective to strengthen and improve the development and utility of these green building rating systems, to increase ASHRAE’s knowledge and expertise in this emerging field, and to become more effective in disseminating the results of research and practice in this field to ASHRAE members and others.

MTG.HWBE will bring together expertise from the following groups:

  • TC 1.12, Moisture Management in Buildings: Index

  • TC 2.1, Physiology and Human Environment

  • Standard 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

  • ASHRAE’s Environmental Health Committee

  • Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings

  • Standing Standard Project Committee for Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

  • Standing Standard Project Committee for Standard 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings

  • AIA

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Google

  • General Services Administration

  • Harvard CCHGE

  • IAQA

  • IEQ Global Alliance

  • International Living Future Institute

  • Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)

  • International WELL Building Institute

  • National Institute of Building Sciences


Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes. P.E. , Member ASHRAE, is the chair of the committee.