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Indoor environmental quality in schools is one of the major issues that should be considered. Indoor air quality (freshness and cleanness of air inside the building) and thermal comfort (the comfortable condition when no one is feeling either too hot or too cold) in schools can have significant impact on children’s health, learning and productivity. The purpose of this research is to evaluate indoor environmental quality (indoor air quality, thermal comfort, lighting, and acoustics) in First Nation School. To achieve this goal we conduct long-term measurements of indoor air quality and thermal comfort parameters (CO2, temperature, and relative humidity) and ask the teachers to participate in voluntary and anonymous questionnaire survey about their perception of parameters of indoor environmental quality. The data will be shared with the partner organization to develop different retrofit packages to improve indoor environment quality and energy efficiency of the school building depending on potential to achieve goals such as energy savings, CO2 reduction, cost savings, improvement in thermal comfort by using Building Information Modeling optimization tool.
Engineering - civil
Professional, scientific and technical services
University of Manitoba
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