> our experience with this kind of programming (and the potential for failures) would lead me to question the ability of our engineers to effect ventilation program changes in any labs week by week to match the actual risk assessment for that week,
That is the concern that is in the front of my mind as well. Also, the experience of the occupants who are moved into a new building before they are fully commissioned is often so frustrating that they often give up on cooperating with or complaining to the facility operators about temperature, odor, lighting requirements, etc. issues.
One strategy for optimizing teaching labs' ventilation could be, once the start up bugs of a building system are worked through, good communication between occupants and facility operators. However, I have seen several cases where that opportunity has yet to be realized. That's why I'm interested in collecting examples of best practices in this regard.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College
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