HVAC Modifications COVID19

HVAC Modifications to Minimize COVID Transmission—Plain Talk on What Works (and What Doesn’t)

As we navigate our way back to work, school, shopping, and other indoor activities, understanding the role of HVAC systems in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and other viral transmission is a hot topic—and one that is fraught with information overload and disinformation.

Lilker’s experts address the facts about airborne pathogens and answer key questions for building owners, facility managers and occupants.

  • Can HVAC systems reduce the spread of pathogens in an occupied space?
  • What are the various methods being proposed—filtration, ionization, UV disinfection, humidification—and what is entailed?
  • What action items can and should be taken now?


David Tanenbaum, PE, LEED® AP
Senior Vice President, Director, Mechanical Department

Dave T. is an expert on mechanical systems for the built environment, with more than 25 years of experience in building system design and construction. He provides leadership and project management on largescale new construction and alterations for commercial, institutional, and municipal and transportation facilities. His project work includes WPP, JFK Terminals 5 and 7, L’Oréal, BCG, The Beekman and SUNY College of Optometry.


David Cyr, LC, MIES, IALD
Director, Lilker Lighting Group

David C. is an award-winning architectural lighting designer, combining creative design talent with technical expertise and a desire to stay on the cutting edge of developments in his field. His portfolio includes prominent projects such as the David E. Koch Theater renovation at Lincoln Center, the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC., Federal Home Loan Bank of NY, WPP Chicago Co-location and McGraw Hill Education.


If you have any questions or specific projects you’d like to discuss, please contact Dave Tanenbaum or David Cyr.