Facility managers are required to address indoor air quality (IAQ) issues within their facility portfolio. However, these efforts must complement Federal requirements to reduce energy consumption, eliminate carbon footprint, and accomplish all tasks in a cost-effective fashion. This session will provide an overview of current IAQ standards being implemented by Federal agencies, current practices being implemented to meet those standards, and emerging technologies that support these efforts. Session speakers will come from a spectrum of government agencies and commercial technology providers.
Allison Ackerman, Program Manager. Energy-Efficient Product Procurement, Healthy Buildings, DOE: Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program
Sara Karerat, Director of Applied Research, Center for Active Design
Kevin Keene, Researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Rengie Chan, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Brian Gilligan, Sustainable Design Program Expert, General Services Administration
Upon completion of this session attendees will:
- Identify the health and productivity benefits to occupants of a federal building;
- Identify how to benchmark their facilities in terms of its IAQ and overall health;
- Identify tools to measure current conditions and provide direction towards healthy building goals; and
- Identify how to measure financial returns of healthy buildings and how to incorporate into third party finance projects.