SyracuseCoE researcher Bing Dong will be chairing a seminar called “The Impact of COVID-19 on Building Energy Consumption, IAQ and Occupant Behavior” at the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, taking place February 9th – 11th. Bing Dong is a Faculty Fellow researching smart building controls in the Total Indoor Environmental Quality (TIEQ) Lab and is also an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed occupant schedules and behavior, impacts building energy consumption and indoor air quality. Understanding such effects is crucial for ensuring building performance and operations while also providing healthy and productive living and working environments. This seminar will provide an overview of such impacts from the following perspectives: (1) Social-psychological factors with the analysis of energy and indoor air quality in residential buildings, (2) how shelter-in-place orders affect energy use of office buildings, (3) indoor air quality at home, and (4) well-being at home.