ROCIS Low Cost Monitoring Project

ROCIS Low Cost Monitoring Project

In September 2015, we launched the Low Cost Monitoring Project (LCMP) as part of the ROCIS Initiative. The purpose of the Low Cost Monitoring Project is to explore and clarify the value and applications for low cost monitoring devices to address indoor air quality.

Monitoring kits are loaned for a 3-week period. The kit includes 7 devices to measure particles, CO (carbon monoxide), CO2 (carbon dioxide), radon, temperature, and humidity.

The LCMP objectives are to:

      1) Explore the impacts of outdoor pollution on indoor air
      2) Learn how air monitors empower occupants
      3) Explore interventions to improve indoor air quality

We are targeting motivated, knowledgeable occupants, many of whom have been involved with the ROCIS initiative activities as energy, sustainability, health, or housing professionals.

To date we have had over 250 individuals participate in 3-week and longer-term monitoring.

If you are interested in participating in the LCMP, contact Linda

Please note: This is not a light-weight investment of time. Please review the Participant Expectations.

Refer to the links below for further information about LCMP specifics: 



The Mon/Yough Cohort will be community-focused, involving folks who live in communities including:  Elizabeth Twp. Elizabeth Boro, Clairton, Sutersville, West Newton, and Jefferson Hills and others .  The meetings will take place in the Elizabeth Township Community Building.  Food and drink will be provided.

Thanks to our collaborators!   Protect Elizabeth Township, Citizens for Clean Air, and the CREATE Lab.


Mon/Yough Cohort Kick-off Meeting:
Thur. September 12, 6 - 8 PM
Mon/Yough Cohort Check-in Meeting:
Thur. September 19, 6 - 8 PM
Mon/Yough Cohort Online Meeting:
Week of September 23; time & date TBD
Mon/Yough Cohort Wrap-up Meeting: 
Thur. October 10, 6 - 8 PM

Mon/Yough Cohort 41 Interest Survey Here!


Check out this LCMP-related presentation:


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