You're Invited...
Federal Interagency Committee on
Indoor Air Quality (CIAQ) Public Webinar
Discussion Topic: Low-cost IAQ Monitors for Particulate Matter Indoors
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
1:00 - 4:30 pm EST
Audio/Phone (toll free): (855) 883-8661 ; Conference ID: 4286469
(Phone# and ID# needed for audio.)

Presentations and discussions on the topic of low-cost IAQ monitors use for particulate matter indoors will be given at this quarter's meeting following the report outs of the partnership agencies.

Feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested.
Responses of Consumer Grade Monitors to Residential Sources of Fine Particulate Matter

Brett Singer, Indoor Environment Group Lead, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

Indoor quality monitors based on low-cost sensors are now available for under $300. These devices report measurements of temperature, relative humidity, and concentrations of one or more air pollutants. LBNL conducted experiments to determine how well these consumer-grade monitors detect and quantify concentrations of fine particles (PM2.5 and PM10) emitted from various common indoor sources. The output of low-cost monitors was compared to mass-based measurements using a Federal Equivalent Method and several research-grade light scattering monitors. This presentation will present results and discuss implications for using low-cost particle sensors to characterize and manage IAQ in homes.
ROCIS: Low Cost Particle Monitoring Insights & Interventions

Linda Wigington, Team Leader, ROCIS
(Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces)  

The ROCIS (Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces) Initiative launched the Low Cost Monitoring Project (LCMP) to 1) understand how to use monitors to empower occupants, 2) collect baseline data, and 3) explore the impact of interventions. Each month a cohort of 7 to 10 participants engage in using low-cost monitors in their home or workplace. In addition, some choose to continue monitoring and to test different interventions to reduce particle counts. ROCIS provides technical support, management of the inventory of monitors, data analysis, and visualization tools. This presentation will summarize the LCMP’s insights on the potential and limitations of low cost particle monitors.
Audio/Phone (toll free): (855) 883-8661 ; Conference ID: 4286469
(Phone# and ID# needed for audio.)
Thanks to The Heinz Endowments for support of the ROCIS initiative. 
(Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces)