• Jerry Drew
    Jerry Drew
    CEO of Network Thermostat

    Jerry Drew is the CEO of Network Thermostat. Jerry was a pioneer in the smart communicating thermostat market with first products released nearly 26 years ago. He is the founder of several successful HVAC Controls and Energy Management companies and has twice been awarded by Frost & Sullivan.

    In 2006, Mr. Drew received Frost & Sullivan’s Entrepreneurial Company of the Year award for the North American Thermostat market.

    In 2009, Network Thermostat received Frost & Sullivan’s North American Thermostats Product Innovation of the Year for its Wireless Mesh Networking technology.

    He has also co-founded two other energy management and HVAC controls companies and served as their President during this time frame. These successful companies designed and manufactured energy management systems for the multi-family industry and forced-air HVAC zoning equipment, including electronic controllers and electro-mechanical dampers.

    Company and Personal Awards:
    Worship Facilities Expo Best HVAC Product Award Winner
    Every Year, 2007 through 2017

    Frost & Sullivan
    North American Thermostats Entrepreneurial Company of the Year – 2006
    HVAC Industry Product Innovation of the Year Award – 2009

    Master of Arts in International Management Studies, 1989
    The University of Texas at Dallas

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, 1982
    Texas Tech University

    Outstanding Alumni, Charter Member Election & Inductee
    Texas Tech University Engineering Academy, 1994
    Texas Tech University Engineering Dean’s Council, 1995 – 2005
    Texas Tech University Engineering Dean’s Council President, 2002-2003 Term
    Texas Tech University Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board, 1996 – 2002


A Post-Pandemic Guide for Determining the Proper Air Cleaning Technologies for Your Facility

The year of COVID created an enormous amount of confusion for all of us. As we move back into our normal daily life, we recognize that something is different. We ask ourselves new questions. Is the air in the buildings I’m walking into clean? What does clean mean? Is everyone around me as cautious as I am? Do they need to be?

And as facilities and operations managers, there are even greater questions. How do I keep the air in our facility clean? What’s the best method? Can I trust the technologies that are being presented? Do peer reviewed studies exist? Can we afford it? How do we control it? How do we let people who come into our facility know we care and are doing something? Do we need more than one cleaning method?

This session will explore these questions and more, and provide basic guidance and resources for decision making and implementation.

  1. Basic Types of Air Cleaning
  2. Understanding of Different Technologies for Air Cleaning
  3. Application of the Right Technology for the Right Objective


Sep 21 2021


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Facilities & Operations
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