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Bioenvironmental Studies

The Office of Research Facilities (ORF) collaborates on bioenvironmental research to improve indoor air quality and save energy in biomedical laboratories, and animal research and health care facilities. The Principal Investigator for Research Facilities is Dr. Farhad Memarzadeh (fm30c@nih.gov). The results of these studies have been adopted as national and international standards for labs and hospitals. Among the organizations, institutions and conferences that have adopted or use ORF-applied facility studies are

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • American Society of Heating and Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health
  • International Conference on Indoor Air Sciences
  • International Conference on Healthy Buildings
  • Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  • American Industrial Hygienist Association (AIHA)
  • National Institute of Building Sciences Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG)
  • University engineering and health and safety programs
  • Other federal agencies and departments (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], Department of Energy [DOE], Department of Administration [DOA], Food and Drug Administration [FDA], etc.)
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Following are links to the studies:

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This page was last updated on Feb 14, 2017