PsychEng Seminar: Plants, carbon dioxide, indoor air and psychology


Thursday, April 5th, 2018    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Bookings closed


Sidney Smith Hall, Room 560A
100 St George St, Toronto, M5S 3G3
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Plants, carbon dioxide, indoor air and psychology

Professor Jeffrey Siegel, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto; Building Engineering Research Group

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time: 12:30-2 pm
Location: Sidney Smith 560A

Exposure to contaminants indoors is the largest environmental hazard for most Canadians. However, indoor air quality, especially private indoor air quality, is largely unregulated and ignored. Globally, there are many researchers addressing technical aspects of indoor air: sources, fate and transport, air cleaning, and ventilation are all vibrant areas of research. Most research on indoor air quality is focussed on pollutant concentrations and the health effects that result from those exposures. There are also very important effects that affect well-being, productivity, decision-making, and learning that have received much less attention.This presentation focuses on two specific examples: the role of carbon dioxide in decision-making (e.g., Satish et al., 2012, Environ Health Persp.) and the role of plants on occupant perceptions (e.g., Nieuwenhuis et al., 2012, J. Exp. Psych) with the overall goal of exploring collaborations between indoor environmental quality and psychology researchers.

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