Air Quality

Sunday, June 6
Learning LabLearning Lab  
1:00 – 1:50pm
Is Green Building Healthy? Exploring Contradictions and Congruencies
Current green building standards and rating systems generally promote indoor environmental health, but recommendations are often overshadowed by energy efficiency and resource conservation strategies.  Lessons from the past elucidated that measures to address the 1970s energy crisis resulted in a legacy of ill health effects from environmental toxins in building materials designed to conserve energy.  To avert similar scenarios, an effort to educate construction and environmental health professionals on relevant cross topics is necessary.  
Michelle D. Kawamura, MS, LEED-AP, Director of Outreach Education, Institute for the Built Environment, Fort Collins, CO

Wednesday, June 9
Lecture HallLecture Hall
8:30 – 9:20am
Indoor Air Quality Assessments, Controls, Sampling and Communication During a Large Dental Center's Roofing Project
During the early phases of a roofing project at a large dental center employees began to complain of odors and health concerns.  Clinical services were suspended and the clinic cleared of staff and patients.  An investigation was initiated to determine the source of possible indoor air quality contaminants.  A staff meeting was held to communicate risks, both real and perceived.  During that staff meeting an OSHA Inspector arrived at the facility. Attendees will learn how to identify means of controlling indoor air quality stressors from roofing projects, investigative techniques for indoor air quality stressors, and means of risk communication.
Brian E. Hroch, MPH, CIH, CSP, REHS, Industrial Hygiene and Safety Manager, Indian Health Service, Albuquerque, NM

9:30 – 10:20am
Radon Leadership Initiative: An Approach to Improving Radon Risk Reduction Through Community Partnerships

This presentation will highlight the objectives, progress, and evaluation of a pilot program designed to improve radon risk reduction at the community level.  The presenter, an ASPH/EPA Fellow, will describe and compare local initiatives selected for this program, as well as the challenges in their program design.  The presenter will also discuss the potential of these initiatives to serve as models for other community level programs supported at the state, tribal, and federal levels.
Rebecca L. Reindel, MFS, MPH, Association of Schools of Public Health, Environmental Public Health Fellow, EPA, Indoor Environments Division, Washington, DC

10:30 – 11:20am
Mold and Moisture Solutions in Residential and Commercial Building Weatherization

How can you save energy and maintain or improve indoor air quality for yourself, your family, and other building occupants? Use this session to take an in-depth look at indoor mold and moisture issues as they relate to building weatherization and retrofit design with the latest resources from Environmental Protection Agency and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). This session will also familiarize attendees with indoor air quality guide and best practices developed by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACCNA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Sarany Singer, Biologist, EPA, Washington, DC

 

 

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