ROCIS LCMP Participant Expectations

Participant Expectations:
ROCIS Low Cost Monitoring Project

Participation in the kick-off meeting is a requirement. The other requirements include having a protected place with power to place two monitors outdoors (on a porch, under a deck, in an out building), and meeting the expectations below.

Being away during part of the monitoring period is not a problem, as it is valuable for us to capture data from unoccupied homes as well as active ones. It is critical that your schedule has some flexibility during the first week so you have time to get the equipment set-up, and to trouble-shoot (with us) any problems that you may encounter.

If you have a schedule conflict or if we are oversubscribed for this round, we can put you on the waiting list for a later cohort.


Prior to Launch

1) Complete ROCIS House Characterization Survey 

2) Join the Home Energy Pros, Low Cost Residential Monitoring online group (2-step process) 

3) Join closed group on Facebook (optional) 

4) Download Smell Pittsburgh App (optional) 

Launch / Orientation

5) Participate in the Kick-off meeting, 1-3 PM at CCI (Pittsburgh’s South Side) 

6) Place and plug in monitors 

7) Take and upload photos of equipment as set up in monitoring locations 

8) Confirm with us that everything is set up and working 


9) Participate in the check-in meeting

10) Regularly check on each monitor (Daily, 10-20 minutes) 

11) Keep a log of activity in your home/workplace (Daily, 10-20 minutes) 

12) Collect data and upload to ROCIS (Weekly, 20-30 minutes) 

13) Continue to monitor and experiment! (Weeks 2 & 3) 


14) Return equipment & attend the Wrap-Up meeting

15) OPTIONAL – Analyze & share your air quality data and experience during the Wrap-up meeting. 

16) Complete close-out survey 


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