Macromodel for Assessing Residential Concentrations of Combustion Generated Pollutants

Simulation model of indoor air pollution concentration distributions for defined residential housing stocks; simulates indoor air pollution concentration distributions based on presence of indoor sources, local meteorology, and energy parameters such as house volume, insulation level, infiltration rate, and space/water heating efficiencies.

Keywords

indoor air quality, research

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Extensive knowledge of FORTRAN and mainframe computers.

Users

1 (LBNL Indoor Environment Program); still under development.

Audience

Professionals involved in Indoor air quality, modeling, environmental health, exposure assessment.

Input

Detailed description of housing stock to be modeled; major input parameters include local meteorology and distributions of indoor sources, space and water heating types, house volumes, insulation levels, and infiltration leakage areas.

Output

Distributions of indoor combustion-generated pollutants for the entire residential population and for selected sub-populations (e.g., houses with unvented kerosene heaters, malfunctioning space heaters, or tobacco smokers;

Computer Platform

Mainframe.

Programming Language

FORTRAN

Strengths

Only existing model that links indoor air pollution sources, residential energy parameters, and indoor air pollution concentrations for actual residential housing stocks.

Weaknesses

Model not fully validated; secondary heating sources not modeled; not available in a user-friendly or any other format.

Contact

Company:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Address:

Indoor Environment Program
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, California 94720
United States

Telephone:

(510) 486-4669

Facsimile:

(510) 486-6658

E-mail:

MGApte@lbl.gov

Website:

Availability

Under development; not currently available.