Indoor Environment Center



Aerosol Laboratory

Housed at Penn State University Park, the Aerosol Lab focuses on inhalation exposure and aero-biological pathways of common indoor bio-contaminants that lead to respiratory distress diseases.

Building Environment Simulation and Test Facility

BEST facility is designed for full-scale building air quality, thermal comfort and energy consumption studies. Sophisticated controls and acquisition systems enable the facility to run in a wide range of environmental conditions. The facility is used for both teaching and research activities.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD)

To obtain an understanding of the dynamics of infectious diseases requires an interdisciplinary approach that cuts across scales and disciplines from those workers that examine within host dynamics through to those examining the spread of pathogens. CIDD works to bring workers together and integrate studies vertically.

Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) Lighting Laboratory

Learn about the first digital addressable lighting interface (DALI) instructional laboratory in the United States.

Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) Proof-of-Concept Facility

A dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) is required for verifiable ventilation air distribution. At this site, radiant cooling/chilled ceiling is favored. With the DOAS-Radiant system, contaminants generated or released in one space are not distributed throughout the building by the HVAC system.

Immersive Environments Lab

This lab contain a large, 3 screen immersive display faciliy for visualizing 3D and 4D CAD models at full scale. It can also be used as a very efffective multimedia presentation environment. The facility is open to all students and is used in both teaching and research within the department.