Low Cost Monitoring Project Champion Susan on Outside/In Radio

Have you ever wondered what type of impact Pittsburgh’s air really has? Find out from our former LCMP champion Susan, who sat down with Outside/In Radio. The program aired on PRX in early June 2021.

Listen to the program: Outside/In Radio Show – In Pittsburgh

ROCIS Featured in LA Times DIY Air Filter Guide, September 2020

In light of the wildfires sweeping the American west, ROCIS was featured in the LA Times article DIY Air Filters Can Be Safe, Simple & Inexpensive (PDF) by reporter Ada Tseng.
Using high-MERV (Minimum Efficiency Rating Value) pleated air filters, a low-cost and energy efficient home-built “air purifier” can be constructed in combination with a 20″ box fan. 
See our blog post “How to Assemble a Fan Filter” for more information about this easy low-cost project.

ROCIS Range Hood Guidance Document Released

Ducted Range Hoods: Recommendations for New & Existing Homes tells you what to look for in a range hood, how to install it, and when it should be operated. Both consumers and building professionals will find it useful.

The guidance document summarizes easy ways to help reduce your household’s exposure to cooking pollution, such as cooking on the back burner, covering pots with lids, pre-cooking with a microwave, and cooking at lower temperatures. It also provides details and resources in supplemental sections.

ROCIS Air Handler Unit Interventions Featured in Green HVACR Mag

Green HVACR Magazine Issue #5 featured ROCIS Air Handler Unit Interventions on pg.16 Improving A Home’s IAQ.

Open the article as a PDF in your browser: Improving a Home’s IAQ (PDF).

ROCIS Project Advisor Norm Anderson award creation

The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC) Board of Directors voted in April to create an annual award opportunity to recognize individuals and/or organizations that have made a difference for indoor air quality right here in Maine.

The new award is called The Norman Anderson Leadership Award, and was given to none other than the award namesake, Norm Anderson. Norm was a key player in the formation of the Council back in the 1990’s, and has worked selflessly since then to see it succeed. Thank you, Norm, for all of your hard work.