Indoor Environment

The Indoor Environment Group performs research that aims to maintain healthy and productive indoor environments while buildings are made more energy efficient. We study the links between indoor environmental quality, building ventilation, and building energy efficiency, and the occupants’ health, performance, and comfort. We undertake experiments in laboratory and field settings and employ modeling to characterize indoor environmental conditions and evaluate the fate, transport, and chemical transformations of indoor pollutants. 

Key Topics:Ashtray

  • Ventilation
    • technologies, energy implications, standards, impacts on health and performance
  • Pollutant sources, transport, and chemical transformations
  • Indoor air quality control
    • novel approaches, impacts on energy consumption

Learn more about the Indoor Environment Group.

Group Leader
William Fisk

Deputy Group Leaders
Brett Singer
Hugo Destaillats

Indoor Environment Group Staff

Related Publications:

In Press

2014

2013

Black, Douglas R., Steven Lanzisera, Judy Lai, Richard E. Brown, and Brett C. Singer. "Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals." World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development 10, no. 1/2/3 (2013): 113-128. Download: PDF (1.24 MB)
Amrose, Susan, Ashok J. Gadgil, Venkat Srinivasan, Kristin Kowolik, Marc Muller, Jessica Huang, and Robert Kostecki. "Arsenic Removal from Groundwater Using Iron Electrocoagulation: Effect of Charge Dosage Rate." Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 48, no. 9 (2013): 1019-1030.
Dutton, Spencer M., D. Banks, Samuel L. Brunswick, and William J. Fisk. "Natural Ventilation in California Offices: Estimated Health Effects and Economic Consequences." In ASHRAE IAQ 2013: Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings, Oct. 15-18. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada , 2013.