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An indoor air-quality sensor.

Building America Team: Newport Partners

Partners: South Coast Air Quality Management District and Home Ventilating Institute

The goal of this project is to develop laboratory test methods for performance verification of low-cost IAQ sensors and provide technical support to industry stakeholders during the development of an ASTM standard based on these test methods.

Establishing a consensus test standard for verifying the performance of low-cost IAQ sensors will open the door to confident and optimized specification of smart ventilation systems. Such systems have great potential with respect to energy savings and health savings.

Establishing a consensus test standard for verifying the performance of low-cost IAQ sensors will open the door to confident and optimized specification of smart ventilation systems.

Project schedule:

  • Sensors
    • Two pollutants: CO2 and PM2.5
    • Four models per pollutant
    • Sensor will be tested in triplicate
  • 8 weeks to test all the models at once
    • Not including the time it takes the lab to generate conditions
  • ASTM meeting in April 2020
    • PM2.5 testing completed
  • ASTM meeting in October 2020
    • CO2 and PM2.5 testing complete.

For more information, project presentations, and related publications, visit the Development of Laboratory Test Methods for Low-Cost Indoor Air Quality Sensors webpage