Development of Safe Building Technologies

Building HVAC systems are a leading candidate for the deployment of emerging chemical and biological sensors. The current generation of HVAC equipment, however, has not been designed for containment or mitigation of the contaminants resulting from a chemical or biological attack. Plans are underway to integrate the ongoing development of HVAC simulation technologies at OSU with enhanced building automation and security hardware. The Continuous Air Quality Monitoring Laboratory for secure building systems will figure prominently in the development of the next generation of HVAC automation and security systems. It will be used to develop simulation models, system response protocols and HVAC components for the next generation of secure building systems.