Sandra Dedesko, MASc, BASc, EIT, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, WELL Advisor
Sustainability Consultant, RWDI

Sandra specializes in high-performance buildings that promote occupant health and environmental sustainability. She has international research and consulting experience on this topic and is motivated to apply research findings to industry work. Prior to her role as a Sustainability Consultant at RWDI, Sandra completed an MASc under the supervision of Professor Siegel where she worked on three distinct research projects that examined the impacts of building design and operation on indoor environmental quality and occupant health. She continues to be involved with developing and delivering education through various organizations, including the University of Toronto, the CaGBC, and the IWBI, and is currently serving as a WELL Air and Thermal Comfort advisor to help shape the next version of the WELL Building Standard.

Indoor Air Quality: An Introduction to Everyday Exposures

This panel focuses on air quality in common built environments. The panel will begin with an introduction to indoor air quality, including an overview of common indoor air pollutants, their sources, exposure considerations, and possible health implications. A focus on measured health outcomes is prioritized in this discussions, as IAQ issues are often viewed as anecdotal, but this is not the case. The panel will continue with a discussion of case studies to illustrate the real-world IAQ issues that were introduced. Measurement techniques and management strategies will be discussed. The panel will close with a question and answer period to facilitate active discussion on the topic.