|Title||Simplifying the assessment of building vulnerability to chemical, biological and radiological releases|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Tracy L Thatcher, Emily E Wood, Eve Edelson, Richard G Sextro|
|Institution||Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory|
The intentional or accidental release of airborne chemical, biological, or radiological materials can pose a significant threat to the health of building occupants. Pre-planning and emergency response measures, such as HVAC system manipulation and sheltering during an event, can significantly reduce the exposure of building occupants. A straightforward and comprehensive vulnerability assessment methodology is an essential tool for assisting building managers and operators in preparing for airborne hazards.