Cal Iaq

California Interagency Working Group

on Indoor Air Quality

 

March 11

Preliminary notes

 

California Department of Public Health - Indoor Air Quality Program,

E-mail:

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

AGENCY REPORTS ON CURRENT IAQ ACTIVITIES

American Lung Association of California

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

California Air Resources Board / IAQ & Personal Exposure Assessment Program

California Department of Education / School Facility and Planning Division

California Department of Public Health / Environmental Health Investigations Branch

California Department of Public Health / Indoor Air Quality Section

California Department of Public Health / Occupational Health Branch

California Department of Public Health / Radon Program

California Department of Public Health / Tobacco Control Program

California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA)

California Energy Commission

California Integrated Waste Management Board / Sustainable Building Program

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (Indoor Air Risk Assessment)

California Department of Toxics Substances Control (Hazardous Materials Laboratory)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / Indoor Environments Program

San Francisco Department of the Environment

Southern California Environmental Health Sciences/Children's Environmental Health Center

UC Berkeley Faculty  

U.S. EPA Region IX / Indoor Environment Team

U.S. Federal Interagency Committee on IAQ

FUTURE MEETINGS


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Housing Symposium.  California Breathing will host a housing symposium save the date June 16-17, 2009.  For more information, see

 

Healthy Buildings.  The Healthy Building Conference and Exhibition will take place in Syracuse, NY, September 13 to 17.  See

 

Consumer Product Safety Commission.  CPSC hosted a meeting on March 12th to discuss their Prohibition on the Sale of Certain Products Containing Specified Phthalates. Topics will include the requirements of section 108, scope of products subject to section 108, and phthalates test procedure.  See    Also, on April 22nd, CPSC will host a roundtable is consult with interested stakeholders on safety standards for infant and toddler products.  This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to briefly present relevant information, ideas, proposals, or concerns about current or future standards as they relate to the infant sleep environment. 

 

Fire Retardant Dilemma Symposium.  The Green Science Policy hosts a series of symposia on Fire Retardant issues.  The next one is May 8, at UC Berkeley.  . 

 

      back to top

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

Design and Construction in Europe

How the Passive House Concept Leads to Energy Efficiency, Comfort and Improved Indoor Air Quality

 

Nabih Tahan, AIA, MRIAI

 

Download PPT (pdf):                 Part 4

 

Passive House Links

        USA:

        Passive House Institute: click on the English flag)

        Central European Passive Houses as European Standards

Germany)

  (Austria)

        European Passive Houses:

 

      back to top
AGENCY REPORTS ON CURRENT IAQ ACTIVITIES

 

American Lung Association of California  

Bonnie Holmes-Gen ()

 

Check their web site (above).

 

      back to top

 

Bay Area Air Quality Management District      

             

Saffet Tanrikulu, 

                       

Check their web site (above).

 

      back to top

 

California Air Resources Board / Indoor Air Quality & Personal Exposure Assessment Program

           

            Peggy Jenkins ()

 

See summary.

 

      back to top

 

California Department of Education / School Facility and Planning Division

 

Michael ONeil ()         

 

Check their web site (above).

 

      back to top

 

California Department of Public Health / Environmental Health Investigations Branch                                 

           

             

            Janet Tobacman,

 

            See summary.

 

      back to top

 

 

California Department of Public Health / Indoor Air Quality Section

 Jed Waldman ()

 

See summary.

 

      back to top

 

California Department of Public Health / Occupational Health Branch

             Liz Katz ()  

 

See summary.

 

      back to top

 

California Department of Public Health / Radon Program

             George Faggella ()

 

See summary.

 

      back to top

 

California Department of Public Health / Tobacco Control Program

   

             Christine Richter ()       

 

      See summary.

 

      back to top

 

California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA)

 Bob Nakamura ()  

 

See summary.

 

      back to top

 

California Energy Commission

           

 Obed Odoemelam ()

 

See summary.

      back to top

 

California Integrated Waste Management Board / Sustainable Building Program                                        

           

            Kathy Frevert ()

 

Check their web site (above).

 

      back to top

 

California Department of Toxics Substances Control / Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

           

          Myrto Petreas ()

 

Check their web site (above).

 

      back to top

 

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment / Indoor Air Risk Assessment Group

Richard Lam ()     

 

Reference Exposure Levels

 

California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program.  

 

Health Criteria for School Site Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos.

 

Green Chemistry at OEHHA.

 

Unit Risk Value For Ethylbenzene. 

 

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.  

 

      back to top    

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / Indoor Environments Department          

            Mike Apte ()                                              

 

IAQ Scientific Findings Resource Bank.  In May of, we announced a new web site, containing summary information and  down loadable papers on the relationship of IEQ with people's health and work performance.  This site was developed by LBNL in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Recently, it has undergone a substantial website upgrade and change to a more convenient web address.  The most significant upgrades include:

      back to top

 

San Francisco Department of the Environment     

 

      back to top

 

Southern California Environmental Health Sciences and Children's Environmental Health Center (University of Southern California & UCLA)

              Adrea Hricko ()                 

 

Check their web sites (below):

 

      back to top

 

UC Berkeley Faculty

 

See summary.

 

      back to top

 

U.S. EPA Region IX / Indoor Environment Team    

      Barbara Spark ()

Shelly Rosenblum          

Katie Stewart  ()

 

See summary.

 

      back to top

 

U.S. Federal Interagency Committee on IAQ

           

            Philip P. Jalbert ()

 

CIAQ has posted a factsheet summarizing their presentations . Minutes of their quarterly meetings can be found.   The next meeting is scheduled for February 18,.  

 

To join the CIAQ listserve and receive meeting notices, minutes and other CIAQ news; send an email with a blank 'subject' line to: .

 

      back to top

 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Upcoming meetings of the CIWG-IAQ are scheduled as follows:

        June 10, 2009

        September 9, 2009

        December 9,

 

      back to top

 

© Copyright. . Cal Iaq. All Rights Reserved. Terms | Site Map