Indoor Air Quality in Net-Zero Energy Schools

Central Appalachian Regional Education & Research Center

May 12, 2020 |Presented By:  Clint Pinion, Jr., DrPH, MA, RS, CIT

Webinar Details

An indoor air quality study conducted on a ‘net-zero energy’ school found average indoor temperature, relative humidity, and carbon dioxide levels in several areas were not within IAQ guidelines. Three rooms on the school’s grounds also had radon levels exceeding the action level. This webinar will discuss testing equipment, methodology, and mitigation recommendations.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • List common indoor air pollutants

  • Describe the indoor air quality assessment process

  • Discuss possible mitigation methods for IAQ issues



Dr. Clint Pinion is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Science and Director of the Master of Public Health program at Eastern Kentucky University. He spent 6 years as a Health, Safety, and Environmental professional in the oil and gas industry in the Houston area, serving in roles such as the Global Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Education and Training Manger and Environmental Technician IV for a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction company. Dr. Pinion has professional experience in: HSE auditing/inspections; HSE procedure and training development/implementation; focused HSE campaign development/implementation; and HSE systems development and management. He currently serves as a consultant for an Environmental and Occupational Health consulting group based in Lexington, KY. Dr. Pinion earned his Doctor of Public Health degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), School of Public Health. Dr. Pinion earned a Master of Public Health Degree and Master of Arts in Higher Education from Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Berea College. He currently serves as President of the American Industrial Hygiene Association-Kentuckiana Section, Past-President of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, and President-Elect of the Kentucky Environmental Health Association. Dr. Pinion is a Registered Sanitarian in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a Certified Instructional Trainer through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He received the EKU Creative and Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year award in 2017 and 2019.

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