Coffee Break: Indoor Air Quality - Why It Matters

  • 19 Nov 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Virtually, of course!


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November 19 Coffee Break

Indoor Air Quality - Why It Matters

Need a break? A quick face-to-face with your green building community? New thoughts, ideas, and conversation to jump start your day?

Join USGBC-MGC for a 'Coffee Break' - a quick, lively conversation on a timely green building topic!

On Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am we are excited to welcome Chris Ruth as our coffee break guest to discuss the importance of indoor air quality. The focus on indoor air quality is at an all-time high; specifically regarding health problems caused by indoor air pollutants such as mold and mildew, gases, and of course, airborne germs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each year, more than 3.8 million people across the globe die of illnesses attributed to exposure to indoor air pollution. As you sip your morning coffee, lets discuss the factors that impact indoor air quality and some ways you can improve the quality of your air, as well as some resources available for those who need assistance doing the same.

WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 10:00 - 10:30 am

WHERE: Zoom – a link will be sent to registrants prior to the event

Chris Ruth is the Mid-Missouri Controls Manager with Integrated Facility Services (IFS). As a Building Automation Professional, Chris’s goal is to help building managers and owners save energy and money by giving them the knowledge and tools to manage their building’s environmental systems efficiently, while still maintaining optimum comfort for the building’s occupants. Chris is a USGBC-Missouri Gateway Board member and serves on the Higher Education-Emerging Professional Committee and as a Green Schools Quest Mentor. He is also a member of ASHRAE, BOMA, and FOSPA.

FEE - Free for all attendees!

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QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or 314-577-0884. 

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Flance Learning Center opened to students in June 2014, and aims to be an exemplary early
learning center, serving children of all incomes and backgrounds, six-weeks to six-years of age in a new, $11.5 million facility. The center’s design team placed heavy emphasis on ensuring that indoor and outdoor spaces were resource-efficient, free of toxins, healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective.  In recognition of this emphasis on health and environmental
sustainability, Flance Center is registered to become only the 4th LEED for Schools Certified
Preschool in the world.   Universal Design features are also incorporated to create a convenient
experience for staff and students, regardless of physical ability, thereby creating an environment in which special-needs and typical-needs children can thrive side-by-side in the same classrooms.