Editorial by Nazaroff on “Illumination, lighting technologies, and indoor environmental quality”

Definitely worth checking this out: Illumination, lighting technologies, and indoor environmental quality – Nazaroff – 2014 – Indoor Air – Wiley Online Library.  It is an editorial for Indoor Air and has many interesting bits.  Of particilar interest to me and microBEnet is the part about how lighting affects the microbiology of indoor spaces and also …

Getting people interested in “microbiology of the built environment” via Norovirus

Well, Jane Brody in “The Well” in the New York Times has a story that is a good example of microbiology of the built environment: A Viral Misery That Loves Company. In it she details her own experiences with Norovirus.  And she also discusses how this virus spreads readily in the built environment – day care …

Four principles for good indoor air: minimize indoor emissions, keep dry, ventilate, protect against outdoor pollution.

Bill Nazaroff has a seemingly simple – but quite detailed and very useful article worth reading for anyone interested in indoor air / indoor environments.  It was published September 13 in Indoor Air:  Four principles for achieving good indoor air quality. In the paper Nazaroff first discusses how “Everything should be made as simple as possible, …

Sloan Foundation’s Indoor Environment Symposium at Indoor Air 2014

Sloan Symposium at Indoor Air 2014 The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program on Microbiology of the Built Environment has awarded a grant to Indoor Air 2014, the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, to be held in Hong Kong from July 7-12, 2014. Paraphrasing a quote on the conference web site from …

Crosspost: An ecosystem in my house? Yes indeed. And with microbes too. #BostonGlobe #microBEnet

Cross posting this from my Tree of Life blog: Well I am very excited about this article in the Boston Globe today: Ecosystem, sweet ecosystem – The Boston Globe. By Courtney Humphries the article discusses the Sloan Foundation program in the “Indoor Environment” that is focusing on microbial ecology of the built environment. I am, well, really into …