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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 ( 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, Refrigerating​, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)​​

  • International Conference on Indoor Air Sciences

  • International Conference on Healthy Buildings

  • Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

  • The American Industrial Hygiene 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 and Prevention ​[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:

This page was last updated on Nov 02, 2023