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Search Publications by: Andrew K. Persily (Assoc)

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Sensitivity Analysis of CO2 Concentrations as Ventilation Metrics

October 5, 2023
Author(s)
Oluwatobi Oke, Andrew K. Persily
An approach has previously been developed to estimate space-specific carbon dioxide (CO2) levels that can serve as metrics for the adequacy of outdoor ventilation rates. These metrics are based on the CO2 concentration expected in a space given its

Plumbing System Models for a Set of Reference Buildings

September 21, 2023
Author(s)
Stephen Zimmerman, Andrew K. Persily
Reference buildings have been defined previously and successfully applied to energy and indoor air quality analyses, providing a platform for consistent comparisons between different building design and operation scenarios. One such set of reference

November 2022 NIST Premise Plumbing Research Workshop: Summary and Findings

July 28, 2023
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily, Marylia Duarte Batista, William M. Healy, Mark A. Kedzierski, Lingnan Lin, Natascha S. Milesi-Ferretti, Tania Ullah, David A. Yashar, Stephen Zimmerman
Premise plumbing systems need to meet a range of performance goals including occupant health and comfort, energy and water efficiency, and reduced environmental impacts. Pressures to improve water efficiency and building water quality, combined with the

Application of Indoor CO2 in Response to the Pandemic

April 3, 2023
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily, Oluwatobi Oke
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many recommendations to monitor indoor CO2 concentrations. However, the technical basis for these recommendations and stated concentration limits are not always clear. This article discusses the

Workshop on Incorporating Climate Change Data in U.S. Building Codes and Standards

March 8, 2023
Author(s)
Jason D. Averill, Therese P. McAllister, Andrew K. Persily, Scott Weaver, James Whetstone, Jiann C. Yang, Michael Kuperberg, Sumant Nigam, Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas
NIST hosted a workshop to advance the availability of climate information sought by organizations developing standards, model building codes, and voluntary certifications by convening interactions between the building codes and climate science communities.

Development and Application of an Indoor Carbon Dioxide Metric

July 19, 2022
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily
Indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been considered for decades in evaluating indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation, and more recently in discussions of the risk of airborne infectious disease transmission. However, many of these

ASHRAE's New Position Document on Indoor Carbon Dioxide

June 14, 2022
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily, William Bahnfleth, Howard Kipen, Josephine Lau, Corinne Mandin, Chandra Sekhar, Pawel Wargocki, Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes
Indoor CO2 concentrations are often discussed in the context of ventilation and IAQ, most recently in relation to airborne infectious disease transmission. However, many applications of indoor CO2 measurements do not reflect a sound technical understanding

Indoor Carbon Dioxide Metric Analysis Tool

June 14, 2022
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily, Brian Polidoro
Indoor carbon dioxide has been used for decades to evaluate indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation. However, many applications of CO2 as an indicator or metric of IAQ or ventilation reflect a lack of understanding of the relationship between indoor CO2

Indoor Carbon Dioxide Metric Analysis Tool

March 25, 2022
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily, Brian Polidoro
Indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been used for decades to evaluate indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation, and more recently in discussions of the risk of airborne infectious disease transmission. However, many applications of indoor CO2

Respecting Ventilation: Now More than Ever

January 19, 2022
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily
At Indoor Air 2005 the author gave a plenary in which he channeled Aretha Franklin to suggest that the IAQ field needed to give ventilation more R-E-S-P-E-C-T. That presentation and subsequent paper (Persily, 2006) stressed the science behind ventilation

Evaluating Ventilation Performance

January 3, 2022
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily
The evaluation of building ventilation performance is critical to understanding indoor contaminant transport dynamics and interpreting indoor contaminant measurements. However, ventilation performance involves many different issues and metrics that can

Using CO2 Monitoring to Manage Ventilation in Buildings

November 18, 2021
Author(s)
Andrew K. Persily
The measurement of indoor carbon dioxide concentrations has been used for many years to assess and control building ventilation rates, as well as to characterize indoor air quality. Over the years these applications of indoor CO2 monitoring have been

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

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