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Andrew K. Persily, Steven J. Emmerich


NIST is developing a planning guide to define strategies to increase community-based resilience in the face of a broad range of natural disasters and other extreme events. Many of these events will affect indoor environmental quality (IEQ) either through increases in airborne contaminant levels or challenges in maintaining acceptable indoor environmental conditions during the event and afterwards in the recovery phase. However, the elements of indoor environmental resilience (IER) have not been identified and discussed in a systematic fashion, which needs to be done to determine the role of these factors in community resilience programs. This paper summarizes a longer review of existing information, standards, programs and other technical resources related to disasters that are likely to impact IER. That report describes the scope and potential impacts, current activities, important gaps requiring research, and needs for standards and guidance.
Indoor Air-International Journal Of Indoor Air Quality And Climate


Community resilience, disasters, floods, heat waves, indoor air quality, power failure, resilience, wildfires


Persily, A. and Emmerich, S. (2015), INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE: A REVIEW AND DISCUSSION, Indoor Air-International Journal Of Indoor Air Quality And Climate, [online], (Accessed December 5, 2023)
Created July 19, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017