Best of Greenbuild REBROADCAST: IEQ Evaluation in Schools Through Post Occupancy Evaluation

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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IEQ Evaluation in Schools Through Post Occupancy Evaluation 
Best of Greenbuild REBROADCAST
1 hour of LEED Specific BD+C GBCI Credit 

Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) has developed an InDoor Environmental Assessment toolkit (IDEAS), for teachers to independently evaluate the indoor environmental conditions of their classroom and identify areas that need to be improved in order to enhance the classroom environment. The session will first review current guidelines that exist for IEQ and those that are applicable to schools. Case studies and research analyses that identify how IEQ affects the health and productivity of teachers and students will be presented. The toolkit utilizes established Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) methodologies. POE includes qualitative and quantitative building and occupancy assessments. An overview of the background of POE, its use in the industry, and how it was implemented in the toolkit will be discussed. The toolkit was tested in multiple Pennsylvania schools and results from the pilot case studies will be presented followed by recommendations that school administrators can implement in their own school environments. The session will also include personal experiences from a school Principal who tested the toolkit in her facility. The session concludes with a live demonstration of the toolkit and instructions for audience members to access the toolkit online for use in their facilities.

Learning Objectives

    1. Identify the effects of IEQ on health and productivity of the building occupants and distinguish IEQ from IAQ
    2. Discuss the IEQ metrics available in the industry for schools
    3. Recognize the pros and cons of Post Occupancy Evaluation and understand how to carry out an IEQ assessment in a school using School toolkit.
    4. Conduct an analysis of the SEAT results and evaluate the strategies needed to create a healthier school environment


        Erica D. Cochran, PhD, MS Sustainable Design, B.Arch, Assoc AIA, NOMA, LEED AP; Assistant Professor & UDREAM Program Director, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

        Coral W. Pais, LEED Green Associate, Engineering Intern (EIT); Mechanical Engineer, Westlake Reed Leskosky, Cleveland, Ohio
        Ashwini Arun, LEED AP BD+C; Sustainability Coordinator, YR&G, Chicago, Illinois
        Tawana Cook, BA philosophy; MA private school leadership Principal, Environmental Charter School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

        This session is approved for 1 hour of LEED Specific BD+C GBCI hours.

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