The 2013 Keynote Presentation:
The Benefits of Improving Indoor Environmental Quality: Health, Worker/Student Productivity, Cost
William Fisk, Senior Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Which indoor environmental parameters have really been demonstrated to affect people’s health or productivity? How large are the benefits? What are the costs? Do we need to pay an energy penalty to improve indoor environmental quality? The empirical evidence addressing these questions will be reviewed and estimates will be provided of the costs and benefits of several strategies for improving indoor environmental quality.
About William Fisk
William Fisk is a Senior Scientist (mechanical engineer) and is the leader of the Indoor Environment Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California. He has more than 30 years of experience in research on the interrelated issues of building energy performance, ventilation, indoor environmental quality (IEQ), and occupant health and performance. His research focuses primarily on energy efficient methods of maintaining and improving ventilation and IEQ in commercial buildings and on quantifying the impacts of building ventilation and IEQ on health and performance. He is a fellow of ASHRAE, a member of the Academy of Indoor Air Sciences, and he serves on the editorial board for Indoor Air Journal. He is an author of approximately 100 refereed archival journal articles or book chapters. He has BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering.
Mr. Fisk's presentation is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.