The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) is committed to the safety and well-being of all attendees, exhibitors, and staff. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, A4LE is dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment in compliance and following the guidance from federal, state, local governmental agencies and health authorities, and Hyatt Regency.
The safety guidelines outlined below are in place and subject to change:
Exhibiting companies should:
Relevant federal, state, and local regulatory agency policies and orders related to events, gatherings and travel, including those as issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Colorado Department of Public Health and City of Denver protocols.
Safety precautions and guidelines will continue to evolve. A4LE will work to incorporate innovative features that will further enhance the onsite experience and safety for everyone in attendance. Individuals who do not comply with the COVID-19 rules will not be permitted to enter or remain in the LearningSCAPES conference.
HVAC System in Meeting Rooms and Public Areas
We utilize Motorized Air Handling Units (AHUs) using at least 50% outside air (aggregate) and filtered by MERV 8 pre-filters and MERV 13 final filters.
All return air is ducted back to the supplying unit for re-filtering. Individual spaces are supplied by the AHU to Terminal Boxes (TB) and Fan Coil Units(FCU’s) using MERV (8) filters.
There are multiple AHUs deployed to these areas. Each circulates air multiple times per day, with 50,000 – 200, 000 CFM available – based on area it’s servicing.
The pre-filters in all units are changed quarterly while the final filters are changed based on hours of use(run-time). The units are all physically checked weekly for proper operation.
MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. The MERV rating system is intended to be used to determine the filter's ability to remove particulates from the air. An air filter's MERV rating is a scale from 1-16 that describes the minimum efficiency of the air filter.
AHU = Air Handling Unit
CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute and is the most common way to measure airflow. Areas are measured in square units (like square feet). Volumes (like a room full of air) are measured in cubic units — CFM determines how much cubic feet can be moved or exchanged each minute.