Andrew Streifel
Hospital Environment Specialist with the Department of Environmental Health & Safety at the University of Minnesota
 

Andrew J. Streifel is a Hospital Environment Specialist with the Department of Environmental Health & Safety at the University of Minnesota. He currently serves as an invited non-voting member on the Maintenance Committee for the SSPC 170: ASHRAE Standard for Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. He has served on the revision committee for the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities since 1994 and is currently working on the 2014 revision. Mr. Streifel has served on the Special Project committee that authored the HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics and was an author on the ASHRAE published articles Ventilation for the Protection of Immune Compromised Patients (1988), Construction Impact on Indoor Air Quality (1995) and Air Leakage Analysis of Special Ventilation Hospital Rooms (2008). He has assisted University of Minnesota Institute of Technology & School of Public Health as technical advisor on filtration, patient room airflow studies and particle management projects. He also serves on the National Air Duct Cleaners Association Standards Committee. He is an author in over 50 articles related to ventilation and water quality in health care. Mr. Streifel was invited to join the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America was an invited speaker at four SHEA annual meetings.

During work as a health care consultant, he has been involved in the investigation of over 80 clusters of infection related to hospital air quality. He has served as a consultant in over 400 hospitals worldwide on a variety of indoor air quality issues and water microbial contamination, and has investigated clusters of bacterial infections due to unsanitary clinical practice. His current research interests involve energy management impact on infection prevention and validation of the air and water safety in healthcare facilities.