Building Solutions Resources

Building design is the key to indoor air quality. These resources will be most helpful for building owners, designers, and contractors looking to implement solutions in an existing or new building.

Explore resources on kitchen range hoods, air handler interventions, and more.

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Kitchen Range Hoods

One of the best ways to improve indoor air quality in your home is to install a vented kitchen hood. ROCIS has developed recommendations about installing and operating kitchen hoods to reduce particle contamination in indoor spaces.

ROCIS White Papers

ROCIS has been active in the field of building interventions since its inception. Take a deep dive into the research and writing from ROCIS team members.

Air Handler Intervention

Filtering a building’s air through low-speed continuous operation of the air handler’s fan can dramatically reduce indoor pollution. But not every system is ready for such an intervention. Our resources guide you through the requirements to make this important improvement.

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The Berkeley Lab’s Indoor Air Quality Scientific Findings Resource Bank looks at IAQ (especially in relation to health), examines remedial measures, and evaluates current knowledge on these issues. Useful for health and building professionals as well as the general public

IAQ Science Website

Protecting building occupants against the inhalation of outdoor-origin aerosols

This research paper from the Berkeley Lab addresses the need for limiting exposure to outdoor pollutants in indoor spaces.

Berkeley Lab Research Paper

Improving Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires

This Q&A digs into the question of how to improve indoor air quality when the levels of outdoor pollution are extremely high.

Improving Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires

Whole Building Design Group

The Whole Building Design Guide website offers an extensive collection of resources on the best practices for high-performing building design. WBDG offers lots of insight into air handling and health standards and covers topics such as accessibility, COVID protocols, and federal facility criteria.

Whole Building Design Guide Website

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Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group

This group, housed within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, develops computer simulation programs and measurement procedures to assess air and contaminant transport in buildings. Their goal is to identify cost-effective improvements to indoor environments.

Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group Website

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Building America Solution Center

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Solution Center provides residential building professionals with access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance design and construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality, and much more.

Building America Solution Center Website