COVID Impact Modeling

Sponsored by the Idaho Power Company, the University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab (UI-IDL) developed this series of infographics to communicate how COVID-19 has brought the issue of indoor air quality to the forefront of building science. Virus mitigation strategies range in effectiveness, efficiency, and costs depending on the building type, use types, and local climate. Using Open Studio and Energy+, the IDL examined the energy and cost impacts of six different mitigation strategies for commercial buildings in the Treasure Valley.

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HEPA Induct
HEPA Portable
Outdoor Air
UVGI Induct
UVGI Upper Room