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:


Logue, Jennifer M., and Brett C. Singer. "Energy impacts of effective range hood use for all U.S. residential cooking." HVAC&R Research 20, no. 2 (2014): 264-275. Download: PDF (1.89 MB)