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Managing Indoor Air Quality

An elective course in the Certificate Program in Facilities Management.

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Course Description

People spend 90% of their time indoors. In order to protect their safety and health, it is crucial to protect the indoor air quality (IAQ) through facility design and management. This course is therefore designed to examine the threat posed to the indoor air quality in schools, work places and office buildings. Participants will list various factors that contribute to poor indoor air quality. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding regarding the relation between indoor air quality and energy efficiency. The course addresses the role of indoor air quality in green building design and sustainability. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements related to indoor air quality will be reviewed. In addition, the role of mechanical ventilation systems in causing indoor air quality problems and the resolution of those problems will be discussed. The course will explore the following: sources of indoor air pollutants, “sick building syndrome”, mold, indoor air quality program management, COVID-19 and IAQ regulatory requirements.

The courses will use the below resources:

  1. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
  2. E. Burroughs, Shirley J. Hansen, ‘Managing Indoor Air Quality’ (The Fairmont Press, Inc.) – full book available as a PDF (

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  • Details
  • $735
  • January 10, 2022 to March 20, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00155
  • ID/Units: SOCECOL X498.38  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2022


Collins Kalu, B.S. M.S., has over 20 years of experience developing and managing safety, health and environmental programs. His experience covers a broad spectrum of industries such as aerospace, transportation, academia, and government. Over the years he has investigates and solved several indoor air quality problems ranging from mold, ventilation, asbestos, lead, and formaldehyde. With a strong academic background he has been able to learn how to apply scientific and engineering principles for solving common and complex indoor air quality problems. His work also has allowed his to make several presentations to different organizations, companies and educational groups. His continued goal is to impart his knowledge with students by mixing theory with practical application.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780881736618
Burroughs, E. Hansen, Shirley., 5th ed

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/10/2022Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END03/20/2022Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---