Jul 16, 2021 | News Story

Actors Equity Association Releases New Ventilation Protocols with SMART

Actors' Equity Association has partnered with the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI), the ventilation, indoor air quality and air balancing arm of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) workers to release a new model ventilation standard for live performance spaces.

The new specification provides new real-world guidance for how venue operators can ensure a safe workplace and indoor air quality for both workers and patrons of live entertainment industries.
"When unions come together and collaborate—even if the unions are from different industries—they can make the workplace safer for everyone,” said Mary McColl, executive director of Actors’ Equity Association. “The use of this new resource will be a concrete way for producers and venue owners and operators to show that they are committed to safe, resilient and energy efficient ventilation systems as we exit the pandemic.” Learn more here.