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Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants: Field Notes

May/June 2015
This online-only article is a supplement to the May/June 2015 print edition of Home Energy Magazine.
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April 15, 2015
Parallel to the research undertaken by Brent Stephens and others (see “Infiltration of Outdoor Pollutants” in the upcoming May/June 2015 issue), there has been a recent Pittsburgh-based initiative called Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces, or ROCIS, led by Linda Wigington and Norm Anderson. The main goal of the ROCIS project is to reduce the impact of exterior environmental pollution in southwestern Pennsylvania to ensure healthy and energy-efficient indoor environments, both residential and commercial. There have been two papers prepared, one by Don Fugler, dealing with houses, and one by Tom Phillips, dealing with larger buildings (see “learn more” for links to the ROCIS web site and these papers).

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