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Using a Single-Zone Residential Model to Evaluate Virus Particle Exposure

September 20, 2022
Author(s)
Stephen Zimmerman, Brian Polidoro, Lisa Ng, William Stuart Dols, Steven Emmerich
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. As noted by ASHRAE and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), engineering and other controls should be part of a broader

A Tool to Model Virus Particle Exposure in Residences (ViPER)

March 9, 2022
Author(s)
Stephen Zimmerman, Brian Polidoro, Lisa Ng, William Stuart Dols, Steven Emmerich
Virus Particle Exposure in Residences (ViPER) is a web-based, single zone indoor air quality and ventilation analysis tool developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for evaluating an occupant's relative exposure to virus-laden

Single-Zone Simulations Using FaTIMA for Reducing Aerosol Exposure in Educational Spaces

September 2, 2021
Author(s)
Lisa Ng, Dustin Poppendieck, Brian Polidoro, William Stuart Dols, Steven Emmerich, Andrew K. Persily
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. Following this announcement, school closures around the United States began, and starting in June 2020, many schools decided to reopen

CONTAM RESULTS EXPORT TOOL

May 5, 2021
Author(s)
Brian Polidoro, Lisa Ng, William Stuart Dols
CONTAM is a multizone indoor air quality and ventilation analysis program developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since CONTAM simulation files are binary and not human-readable, the CONTAM Results Export Tool was created to

Single-Zone Simulations Using FaTIMA for Reducing Aerosol Exposure in Educational Spaces

April 8, 2021
Author(s)
Lisa Ng, Dustin Poppendieck, Brian Polidoro, William Stuart Dols, Steven Emmerich, Andrew K. Persily
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. Following this announcement, school closures around the United States began, and starting in June 2020, many schools decided to reopen

Simulation of controls for reducing aerosol exposure in educational spaces using FaTIMA

September 1, 2020
Author(s)
Lisa C. Ng, Dustin G. Poppendieck, Brian J. Polidoro, William S. Dols, Steven J. Emmerich, Andrew K. Persily
Results from FaTIMA are presented, which is a recently developed, web-based front end to the CONTAM simulation engine, ContamX. We will introduce the model capabilities, user inputs, and results generated. We will then present the use of the tool in

A Tool to Model the Fate and Transport of Indoor Microbiological Aerosols (FaTIMA)

June 1, 2020
Author(s)
William S. Dols, Brian J. Polidoro, Dustin G. Poppendieck, Steven J. Emmerich
The web-based tool Fate and Transport of Indoor Microbiological Aerosols (FaTIMA) allows for the determination of the indoor fate of microbiological aerosols associated with ventilation, filtration, deposition and inactivation mechanisms. FaTIMA provides a

NIST Air Leakage Calculation Tools for Commercial Buildings

December 9, 2019
Author(s)
Lisa C. Ng, Shrestha Som, William S. Dols, Steven J. Emmerich
The Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that air leakage (or “infiltration”) through building envelopes accounted for 6 % of the total energy consumed by commercial buildings in 2010 (DOE 2014). Air barrier requirements are now included in ASHRAE

The Role of Carbon Dioxide in Ventilation and IAQ Evaluation: 40 years of AIVC

October 1, 2019
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily, William S. Dols, Steven J. Emmerich, Lisa C. Ng
The purpose of this summary is to review Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre activities, as reflected in its publications, related to indoor carbon dioxide over the 40 years that have transpired since its creation. These activities, like most

Development of Airborne Nanoparticle Exposure Modeling Tools

July 27, 2018
Author(s)
William S. Dols, Andrew K. Persily, Brian J. Polidoro
Engineered nanoparticles (ENP) are being used in many applications including consumer products. There are many different means by which ENPs may be incorporated into these products (freely- dispersed, embedded, reactive or passive) which can impact the

Balancing Energy and IAQ: NIST Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility

April 18, 2018
Author(s)
Lisa C. Ng, Dustin G. Poppendieck, William S. Dols, Brian P. Dougherty, Steven J. Emmerich
Buildings used 39 % of all energy used in the United States in 2017, with residential buildings and commercial buildings accounting for 20 % and 19% (EIA 2018) respectively. Zero energy buildings have the potential to help extend and accelerate the recent

Formaldehyde Concentrations in a Net-Zero Energy House: Real-time Monitoring and Simulation

April 19, 2016
Author(s)
Dustin Poppendieck, Shahana S. Khurshid, William Stuart Dols, Lisa Ng, Brian Polidoro, Steven Emmerich
Measured real-time formaldehyde concentrations in a net-zero energy house were compared to simulated concentrations from a recently-developed, coupled building energy and airflow/indoor air quality model. Measured and simulated formaldehyde concentrations

CONTAM RESULTS EXPORT TOOL

March 9, 2016
Author(s)
Brian Polidoro, Lisa Ng, William Stuart Dols
CONTAM is a multizone indoor air quality and ventilation analysis program developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since CONTAM simulation files are binary and not human-readable, the CONTAM Results Export Tool was created to