Day 1

08:30 Welcome and introductions
08:45 Defining the problem – an introduction to indoor environmental problems in non-industrial buildings – Sick Building Syndrome vs. Building Related Illness – Typical IEQ complaints and possible causes.
10:00 Break
10:15 Indoor air contaminants and their sources – An examination of air contaminants that may impact indoor environmental quality and typical sources of these agents
11:10 Overview of heating ventilation and air conditioning systems – Typical components of an air handling system and their function. Potential air quality impacts of system components
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Indoor environmental quality parameters and their measurement – Air Quality Indicators and what they tell us –
carbon dioxide, temperature, humidity, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, toxic air contaminants: carbon monoxide, asbestos, vehicle exhaust, microbial agents. Other environmental factors – light, noise, ergonomics, psychosocial factors, Genetic factors
14:00 Sampling and measurement considerations – indoor environmental assessment strategies – Measurements to take and rationale; interpretation of measurements
15:00  Break
15:15 Monitoring methods and equipment, cont’d – Calibration and practice in use of direct reading monitors – use and calibration of time-integrated sampling devices for chemical and biological agents. Practical exercises involving direct reading instruments.
4:30 Adjournment

Day 2

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