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National Strategy for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Convene
600 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

September 8, 2022
 

   

Agenda

 
08:30-09:00Continental Breakfast
The Forum Foyer
09:00-09:20Welcome and Introductory Remarks
The Forum Room
Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Dr. Ashish Jha, COVID-19 Response Coordinator, White House
09:20-09:25Indoor Air Quality—Progress and Promise
Dr. Paula Olsiewski, Contributing Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
09:25-10:40Importance of Indoor Air Quality
(15 minutes each, 15 minutes Q&A)
Moderator: Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

For high standards of indoor air quality to become commonplace, it is first necessary for the public to care that indoor air quality affects them, and for the public to have easily identifiable means of assessing whether high standards are being met. This session will focus on public education programs about indoor air quality, incentive programs for building owners and operators, and the special case of public schools.
  • Dr. Alejandra Nunez, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mobile Sources, Office of Air and Radiation, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dr. Kimberly Prather, Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, University of California San Diego
  • Dr. Joseph Allen, Director, Harvard Healthy Buildings Program
  • Dr. Ana Rule, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
10:40-11:10Coffee Break
The Forum Foyer
11:10-12:25Providing quality indoor air across the US
(15 minutes each, 15 minutes Q&A)
Moderator: Dr. Monica Schoch-Spana, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

This session will focus on levers used to increase air quality across the US, and potential mechanisms, like model legislation, which could be explored to promote indoor air quality. What have been the most successful approaches? Who were the main stakeholders that ensured the success of local measures? What were the lessons learned?
12:25-1:30Lunch
The Forum Foyer
1:30-2:45Providing quality indoor air: international perspectives
(15 minutes each, 15 minutes Q&A)
Moderator: Dr. Paula Olsiewski, Contributing Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

This session will focus on levers used to increase air quality in other nations, as well as international standards.
  • Dr. Luca Fontana, Technical Officer, Emergency Programme, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Catherine Noakes, Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Pawel Wargocki, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
  • Dr. Lars Ekberg, Adjunct Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
2:45-3:05Coffee Break
The Forum Foyer
3:05-4:20Catalyzing Indoor Air Quality: Science and Technology innovation
(15 minutes each, 15 minutes Q&A)
Moderator: Dr. William Bahnfleth, Professor, Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

This session will focus on the development of opportunities to drive innovation in support of high-quality indoor air and reductions in disease transmission.
  • Dr. Kerry Kinney, L.P. Gilvin Centennial Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Mr. Jason Wilbur, President, Omni CleanAir
  • Dr. Donald Milton, Professor of Environmental Health, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Brett Singer, Head of the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems Department and Co-lead of the Indoor Environment Group in the Energy Technologies Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
4:20-4:30Closing Remarks
Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Dr. Paula Olsiewski, Contributing Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
4:30-6:00Reception
The West Gallery

 

 

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