Reports & Materials

Technical Report

Measured Change in Multifamily Unit Air Leakage and Airflow Due to Air Sealing and Ventilation Treatments

This paper summarizes the results from field studies to evaluate the effectiveness of air sealing and ventilation treatments to reduce environmental tobacco smoke transfer between units.

Technical Report

Secondhand Smoke in Apartment Buildings: Renter and Owner or Manager Perspectives

This study explored the views of Minnesota renters and apartment owners or managers about environmental tobacco smoke transfer between units in multifamily buildings and about smoke-free housing.

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Indoor Air Quality in Bars and Restaurants Before and After Implementation of Smoke-free Ordinances in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties

Indoor air quality monitoring took place before and after the implementation of smoke-free ordinances that went into effect for Ramsey and Hennepin counties on March 31, 2005.

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Reduction of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Transfer in Minnesota Multifamily Buildings Using Air Sealing and Ventilation Treatments

The two goals of this project are to build a sound base of knowledge that will facilitate the designation of smoke-free apartment buildings and the treatment of smoking permitted buildings to minimize ETS transfer.

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Market Characterization Study of Minnesota Multifamily New Construction Practices and Building Improvement Opportunities

The goal of the study is to determine the impact of multi-family housing in the region, characterize multifamily new construction practices, and identify potential opportunities to encourage better building performance.

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Ventilation and Depressurization Information for Houses Undergoing Remodeling

The overall objective of this study was to provide information on ventilation needs and depressurization concerns for existing houses in Minnesota that are being “tightened”. The results were obtained from indoor air quality (IAQ) test data and survey results from houses near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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Partners for Energy Efficiency: Building Recommissioning Market Development

CEE’s RBA project focused on developing the market for recommissioning services in Minnesota.

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Legal Research Regarding Smoke-Free Buildings and Transfer of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Between Units in Smoking-Permitted Buildings

A summary of the law, relevant trends, and the consensus recommendation of the author of this report and the legal advisory committee for this project (which included attorneys who routinely represent property owners and managers, tenants, and the public housing sector).

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Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Rental Housing - Perceived Problems & Interest in Smoke-Free Buildings

Six hundred Minnesota renters were surveyed to determine the perceived extent of secondhand smoke transfer in multifamily buildings and to assess the marketability of smoke-free rental housing.

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An Investigation Into Zone Pressure Diagnostic Protocols For Low Income Weatherization Crews

A project team comprised of staff from the Center for Energy and Environment, Michael Blasnik & Associates, and the Energy Conservatory developed and tested protocols for ZPDs used by weatherization crews and developed methods for determining the accuracy of ZPDs.