Feasibility Study of an Express Assessment Protocol for the Indoor Air Quality of Air-conditioned Offices
It is costly to sample all major toxic pollutants in community air. Sampling should be conducted based on an assessment strategy and monitoring planning. Assessment methods that rely on monitoring some representative pollutants have been proposed variously at different times. In Hong Kong, the Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD) launched an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) certification scheme to ...
The New England Air Quality Forecasting Pilot Program: Development of an Evaluation Protocol and Performance
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently sponsored the New England Forecasting Pilot Program to serve as a “test bed” for chemical forecasting by providing all of the elements of a National Air Quality Forecasting System, including the development and implementation of an evaluation protocol. This Pilot Program enlisted three regional-scale air quality models, serving as ...
Clear Skies and business certainty - The US administration’s new proposals to curb emissions of air pollutants and carbon dioxide endorse the principle of emissions trading but leave industry waiting for regulatory certainty.
President Bush’s Global Climate Change and Clear Skies initiatives*, announced in February, end a lengthy cabinetlevel review of US emissions policy, but mark a new stage in the national policy debate over climate change and air quality regulations. Since the president’s early refutation of the Kyoto Protocol and his statement of opposition to the inclusion of carbon dioxide (CO2) in power plant ...
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