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Vapor Intrusion In Commercial & Industrial Buildings: Assessment & Mitigation

September 24, 2008 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

NEWMOA and the Brown University Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) sponsored a Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Workshop. The Workshop focused on vapor intrusion evaluation and mitigation technologies for commercial and industrial sites. More information: brochure [PDF].

9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 Welcome and Introductions
Jennifer Griffith – NEWMOA
Kelly Pennell – Brown University

9:45 EPA Update on Vapor Intrusion: [PDF]

  • EPA/OSHA Differences Regarding Commercial/Industrial Buildings
  • Practical Uses of the Vapor Intrusion Database

Helen Dawson – EPA, Region 8

10:30 Break

10:45 Strategies for the Evaluation of the Vapor Intrusion Pathway and Background Indoor Air Concentrations [PDF]

Rosemary McCafferty – Haley & Aldrich, Boston, MA

11:30 Update on Brown University’s 3D Vapor Intrusion Model: [PDF]

  • Research Results and Practical Implications

Kelly Pennell – Brown University, Providence, RI

12:15 Lunch (provided)

1:15 Observed Sub-slab to Indoor Air Attenuation Factors for Industrial and Commercial Buildings [PDF]
Rosemary McCafferty – Haley & Aldrich, Boston, MA

2:00 Break

2:15 HVAC Primer: [PDF]

  • How HVAC Systems Work
  • Implications for Vapor Intrusion

Steven Caulfield – Turner Building Sciences LLC, Harrison, ME

3:15 Commercial Mitigation Case Studies & Lessons Learned [PDF]
David Folkes – EnviroGroup, Denver, CO

4:00 Adjourn


September 24, 2008
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Brown University – Barus and Holley Building
182 Hope Street
Providence, RI United States
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