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WC3 Working with the uncertainties in air quality modelling and monitoring

11:45 - 12:30
22/11/2017

Efforts to reduce the risks of low indoor and outdoor air quality are compounded by the uncertainties around air quality modelling and monitoring. How can building services engineers work towards a best practice approach? What are the limitations?

  • Best practice: building trust in a region of figures
  • Modelling: building the right knowledge & skills
  • Measurement: WHO, what, where, when, HOW
  • Measuring target pollutants: considering detection range, limit, precision, bias, respond time, inferences, durability and calibration
  • Quality of data: review, sensor maintenance & data validation
  • Self-monitoring apps
  • Monitoring equipment: what instrumentation is used and what is measured; which contaminants and where are they measured?
  • What is the quality of the data received through the different means of recording?
  • How is the data recorded checked against the standards and the level of compliance?
  • Using Green Infrastructure to absorb pollution is a very poor third option (after reducing pollution emissions; and building to increase air flow as a poor second)
  • Understanding when installing Green Infrastructure for Air Quality (GI4AQ) will definitely work, and when it definitely won’t work
  • Models to quantify GI4AQ are not yet ready for routine use – but should be along shortly

  

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