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  • Alan Scott
    Keep It Simple → Indoor Air Quality
    What is the most effective way that they. 
 Implement changes to, to improve indoor air quality and reduce uh, pathogen, transmission risks and people who occupy the buildings are wanting in that assurance. So, uh, one of the things that we've been doing is testing to show the comparative efficacy, efficacy of different strategies, building owners can implement to help them select the most cost-effective and efficacious, uh,, strategies. 
 to provide the invalidation testing to show uh, to the stakeholders that, that these strategies have been put in place are working. And so a key piece we came out of this is that uh, keeping it simple, it's sometimes best focusing on uh, ventilation effectiveness and, and high quality filtration uh, are as effective or more effective than in most other strategies that they might have. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/38168-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-10-11
  • Alan Scott
    Health → Indoor Air Quality
    Many of the schools that our kids go to today were designed decades ago with substandard ventilation. And now we're, we're seeing that in, in terms of impacts of poor air quality in schools and its impact both on, on the health of teachers and students and, and uh, increased COVID risks as well as in learning environments that we've learned that, that uh, CO2 concentrations, for example, can lead to lower cognitive function. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/38168-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-10-11
  • Alan Scott
    Climate Change → Indoor Air Quality
    The impacts of climate change are already being felt. And we had to uh, massive heat waves and floods and hurricanes and wildfires over the summer. Uh, Lots of areas of the country were impacted by those things. And so we're already feeling. Those, , impacts. And there, they have human safety as well as property damage issues. 
 They also are impacting human health with everything from wildfire smoke to uh, mold and mildew and structures that have been flooded or. Inundated with hurricanes. Uh, So as we think to, , uh, seek solutions to increase resilience and support health and wellness now in the face of these uh, you know, current hazard events that we're facing uh, we can, , be implementing solutions that, that are also reducing carbon emissions. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/38168-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-10-11
  • Alan Scott
    Climate Change → Indoor Air Quality
    The impacts of climate change are already being felt. And we had to uh, massive heat waves and floods and hurricanes and wildfires over the summer. Lots of areas of the country were impacted by those things. And so we're already feeling. They have human safety as well as property damage issues. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/38168-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-10-11
  • Alan Scott
    Building Automation → Indoor Air Quality
    We can look at fine tuning the controls so that we're increasing ventilation, increasing the thermal comfort for spaces where they're occupied and dialing that back when they're not occupied. So we have, we can use more sophisticated, and intelligent controls and buildings to provide the extra when we need it and dial back and save energy when we don't need the systems fully. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/38168-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-10-11
  • Kamal Meattle
    Indoor plants → Indoor Air Quality
    we discovered that there are three basic green plants, common green plants, with which we can grow all the fresh air we need indoors to keep us healthy. We've also found that you can reduce the fresh air requirements into the building, while maintaining industry indoor air-quality standards. The three plants are Areca palm, Mother-in-Law's Tongue and money plant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmn7tjSNyAA
    2021-09-22
  • Alan Scott
    Natural Ventilation → Indoor Air Quality
    Especially in those older buildings, many of them were designed before. 
 Air conditioning was introduced and they have operable windows so that even cracking windows open a small amount can significantly increase the dilution ventilation in the space. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Retirement Communities → Indoor Air Quality
    So, retirement communities are one place. That increased attention to indoor air quality is really important for the health of both the residents, as well as the people who care for them. And, and the families of those people who visit them there. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Ventilation (architecture) → Indoor Air Quality
    so you've got a way to increase ventilation, when there is an increased risk of, of health concerns with indoor air that's free essentially opening up the windows that are there. 
 And in some cases that can be supplemented with an inexpensive fan that will increase the flow of air coming in or going out those, those windows. So fans can also help with that. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Energy → Indoor Air Quality
    I think ultimately I would, I think we will see buildings that are very sophisticated that have sensor technology built into the system. So that that those reprioritizing energy and ventilation and, and things like that happen automatically. But as you pointed out, they can be an expensive thing placed in strategic locations that are most critical, and you can use the real-time feedback to manually adjust operation in in the absence of a more sophisticated retrofit that ties into. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Covid-19 → Indoor Air Quality
    we have this opportunity to be addressed not just as immediate concern of the pandemic and think about short-term solutions because it's eventually going to go away. We had problems before related to air quality and and pathogens and spread and buildings that we can be addressed with the same strategies we're addressing the SARS-Covid virus. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Humidity → Indoor Air Quality
    And so I think now we have higher quality sensors that measure multiple indoor air quality metrics, like including carbon oxide volatile, organic compounds and ozone. Temperature and humidity in particulate matter. And so you've got multiple factors you can measure to determine air quality risks, or or the lack of them. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Sensors → Indoor Air Quality
    Control sensors and control strategies have become more sophisticated. So it's possible to to balance those needs. We're seeing that, buildings have variable occupant densities in them. They're not fully occupied all of the time. 
 And some buildings as in the past have had An energy savings strategy to connect to the initial ventilation called demand control ventilation, where where CO2 sensors are placed in higher occupant density spaces, like, an auditorium or gymnasium or or a meeting room. And that device will sense the presence of larger quantities of people and increased ventilation rates or a sense of drop in CO2. 
 Indicating a lower occupancy and reduced ventilation levels. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Keep It Simple → Indoor Air Quality
    Air quality strategies like increased ventilation and higher efficiency filters do a lot. And so, and in one situation that those things were already in place. And so our baseline levels of air pollutants were extremely low before even implementing other technologies. 
 And so it was really hard to see any statistical significant moving of the needle of improvement with adding more exotic technologies on top of those. So, one of the things I think the key takeaway is keep it simple. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Extreme Weather → Indoor Air Quality
    Extreme weather events and, and the impact on elderly people who don't have air conditioning. When temperatures rise up into the, above a hundred degrees. So there's aspects of resilience that expand beyond air quality in in some elderly living establishments. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Climate Change → Indoor Air Quality
    So it's been a passion of mine to drive down those energy energy usage and the carbon emissions associated with that. So I'm passionate about finding solutions that address both. It is true that doing strategy strategies like increasing outside air ventilation, especially in extreme climates where you have very cold temperatures or hot and a particularly hot and humid can have energy, significant energy impacts within the building. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    Covid-19 → Indoor Air Quality
    Since the Started the pandemic. 
 there's been, as we discussed the, a heightened awareness about indoor air quality issues and building owners and managers are trying to respond to the demands of their tenants and the employees who are wanting to know, is it safe to be in this building? And at the same time, a building owners and managers have been inundated with with pitches to, get this technology or system that to clean the air. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
INDOOR AIR QUALITY Library
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Climate Change → Indoor Air Quality
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Healthy Indoor Air Quality in a Changing Climate | NEEF

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HVAC → Indoor Air Quality
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Energy → Indoor Air Quality
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Inhalable Particulate Matter and Health (PM2.5 and PM10)

Particulates → Indoor Air Quality
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Energy efficiency – indoor air quality dilemma in public buildings

Efficient Energy Use → Indoor Air Quality
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Why Indoor Air Quality Must Be Part of the Energy Efficiency ...

Energy → Indoor Air Quality
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Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality: Friends or Foes?

Energy → Indoor Air Quality
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HEPA Filtration And Indoor Air Quality Needs During ...

HEPA → Indoor Air Quality
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How to Spot Signs that the HVAC System Harms Indoor Air ...

HVAC → Indoor Air Quality
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Fine Particles (PM 2.5) Questions and Answers

Particulates → Indoor Air Quality
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What is a HEPA filter? | US EPA

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Indoor Air Quality Versus Energy: A False Choice - Metal ...

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Indoor Air Quality Interventions: Making Informed - Metal ...

Alan Scott → Indoor Air Quality
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Webinar - Air Aware: Healthy Building Mega-Trends and the ...

Alan Scott → Indoor Air Quality
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Protect Indoor Air Quality in Your Home | US EPA

Humidity → Indoor Air Quality
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Review Indoor air humidity, air quality, and health – An overview

Humidity → Indoor Air Quality
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Moisture Control, Part of Indoor Air Quality Design Tools for ...

Humidity → Indoor Air Quality
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How Relative Humidity Affects Indoor Air Quality - General Filters

Humidity → Indoor Air Quality
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Solving for Indoor Air Quality and Resilience with Alan Scott ...

Climate Change → Indoor Air Quality
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Ventilation in Buildings | CDC

Coronavirus → Indoor Air Quality
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Frequent Questions about Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID ...

Coronavirus → Indoor Air Quality
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COVID-19 Brings Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Upfront - World ...

Coronavirus → Indoor Air Quality
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Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19) | US EPA

Coronavirus → Indoor Air Quality
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