Simplifying the assessment of building vulnerability to chemical, biological and radiological releases
The intentional or accidental release of airborne chemical, biological, or radiological materials can pose a significant threat to the health of building occupants. Pre-planning and emergency response measures, such as HVAC system manipulation and sheltering during an event, can significantly reduce the exposure of building occupants. A straightforward and comprehensive vulnerability assessment methodology is an essential tool for assisting building managers and operators in preparing for airborne hazards.
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Indoor Environment Group, Sustainable Energy Department, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division