I-BEAM

Educational software and building management tool that integrates indoor air quality (IAQ), energy efficiency and building economic concepts. I-BEAM provides comprehensive guidance for managing and assessing IAQ in offices, schools, universities and various public and institutional facilities.

I-BEAM features easy-to-read and informative text and animations. This material brings together information from a variety of expert sources in a style that is crisp, to the point, and action-oriented. I-BEAM also offers estimation modules that are designed for planning IAQ activities, calculating and recording IAQ-related expenses, estimating their impact on revenues and productivity, and developing reports. Forms and checklists are provided for building audit, daily and periodic maintenance, diagnosing and solving problems, and managing for IAQ. Users may access and print educational text and forms in PDF, or as word processing documents.

Keywords

indoor air quality, IAQ education, IAQ management, energy and IAQ

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

None.

Users

Approximately 40,000 individuals have requested or downloaded I-BEAM.

Audience

building managers, operators, architects, engineers, school officials

Input

Basic building parameters (size, occupancy, costs, finances etc.) required for the building economic estimations only.

Output

For building economic estimations only, software provides cost and revenue time streams, cost-benefit ratios.

Computer Platform

PC with Windows 95 or later.

Programming Language

N/A

Strengths

Comprehensive, easy to understand, useful tools for managing IAQ in buildings.

Weaknesses

Estimates are not definitive, useful primarily for comparison between scenarios.

Contact

Company:

U S Environmental Protection Agency

Address:

Indoor Environments Division (6609J)
Washington, DC 20460
United States

Telephone:

+1 (202) 343-9053

Facsimile:

+1 (202) 343-2394

E-mail:

Mudarri.David@epa.gov

Website:

http://www.epa.gov/iaq

Availability

The software can be downloaded from EPA�s web site or CD-ROM by contacting the IAQ INFO Clearinghouse at 1-800-438-4318 or e-mail at iaqinfo@aol.com. The software is free.