Air Quality Tips and Resources During a Wildfire

The Indoor Environment Group has put together a number of tips and resources
to assist with dealing with bad air quality, during a wildfire or other event.

Find out more: indoor.lbl.gov/news/air-quality-tips-and-resources

Our Research

We use a multidisciplinary approach to study the indoor environment effects on occupant outcome and building energy use. Researchers in our Group have backgrounds in engineering, sciences, economics, statistics and public health. We aim to improve the understanding of pollutants that impact the built environment, and energy-efficient strategies to better indoor air quality.

Commercial Kitchen Indoor Environmental Quality Field Study

Berkeley Lab, with support from Frontier Energy's Food Service Technology Center and the University of California at Berkeley's Center for the Built Environment, is conducting a field study to gather data on thermal conditions and air quality from 20 commercial kitchens to identify energy saving opportunities. The study also includes a free, onsite energy assessment and opportunities for kitchen staff to provide feedback. To find out more, please visit our commercial kitchen study page.

Renew America's Schools IEQ Survey

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Renew America’s Schools is funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to help K-12 schools make energy upgrades that will lower utilities costs, improve indoor air quality, and foster healthier learning environments. Berkeley Lab is funded by DOE to collect survey data from teachers and staff working in schools receiving the Renew America’s Schools grant to understand how building retrofits can impact their perception of their school environment. Find out more.