Jeffrey Siegel

Background

Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D., is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and a member of the university’s Building Engineering Research Group. He holds joint appointments at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences.  He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a B.Sc. from Swarthmore College.  He is fellow of ASHRAE and a member of the Academy of Fellows of ISIAQ.  His research interests including healthy and sustainable buildings, ventilation and indoor air quality in residential and commercial buildings, control of indoor particulate matter, the indoor microbiome, and moisture interactions with indoor chemistry and biology.  Dr. Siegel is an active member of ISIAQ and ASHRAE and is an associate editor for the journal Building and Environment.  He teaches courses in indoor air quality, sustainable buildings, and sustainable energy systems. Prior to his position at the University of Toronto, Dr. Siegel was an Associate Professor at the University of Texas.

Research Interests

Indoor air quality

Filtration

Air cleaning

Ventilation

Building science

Research Themes and Projects

Filter Forensics
Filter Forensics
Filtration Performance
Filtration Performance
Residential HVAC Systems
Residential HVAC Systems
Signal Processing and Ventilation
Signal Processing and Ventilation
Indoor Nanoparticles
Indoor Nanoparticles
Indoor Scenting Products
Indoor Scenting Products
IEQ in Social Housing
IEQ in Social Housing
IEQ and School Performance
IEQ and School Performance
Indoor Microbiome: 
Surfaces, water, people
Indoor Microbiome: Surfaces, water, people
Indoor Chemistry
Indoor Chemistry
IEQ and Cognitive Function
IEQ and Cognitive Function
Microbiome and Pest Infestations
Microbiome and Pest Infestations

People

Donna Vakalis

Ph.D. Student

Alireza Mahdavi

Ph.D. Student

Yuchao Wan

Ph.D. Student

Masih Alavy (and Justin)

Ph.D. Student

Amy Li

Ph.D. Student

Bowen Du

Ph.D. Student

Alumni

mahnaz

Mahnaz Zare

MASc 2014

sandra

Sandra Dedesko

MASc 2015

marianne

Marianne Touchie

PDF 2015

Daniel

Daniel Haaland

MASc 2016

Shaimaa

Shaimaa Seyam

MASc 2017

Phil

Phil Fan

MASc 2017

Ernesto

Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patiño

MASc 2018

Claire Lepine

RA 2018 & MPH 2017

Journal Publications

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Jeffrey Siegel Journal Publications
Givehchi R, Maestre JP, Bi C, Wylie G, Xu Y, Kinney K, Siegel JA. Quantitative Filter Forensics with Residential HVAC Filters to Assess Indoor Concentrations. Accepted to Indoor Air.
Bi C, Maestre JP, Li H, Zhang G, Givehchi R, Mahdavi A, Kinney K, Siegel JA, Horner S, Xu Y. Phthalates and organophosphates in settled dust and HVAC filter dust of U.S. low-income homes: association with season, building characteristics, and childhood asthma. Environment International, 121, 916-930. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.013.
Collins D, Hems R, Zhou S, Alavy M, Siegel J, Abbatt J. Evidence for Gas-Surface Equilibrium Control of Indoor Nitrous Acid. Accepted to Environmental Science & Technology.
Alavy M, Siegel JA. IAQ and Energy Implications of High Efficiency Filters in Residential Buildings: A Review (RP-1649). Accepted to Science and Technology for the Built Environment
Alavy M, Li T, Siegel JA. Exploration of a long-term measurement approach for air exchange rate. Building and Environment, 144, 474-481. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.08.051. Summary
Diaz Lozano Patiño E, Vakalis D, Touchie, M, Tzekova, E, Siegel JA. 2018. Thermal Comfort in Multi-Unit Social Housing Buildings. Building and Environment, 144, 230-237. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.08.024. Summary
Touchie M, Siegel JA. Residential HVAC Runtime from Smart Thermostats: Characterization, Comparison, and Impacts. Indoor Air, 28, 905-915. DOI: 10.1111/ina.12496.
Bakker A, Siegel JA, Mendell MJ, Peccia J. Building and environmental factors that influence bacterial and fungal loading on air conditioning cooling coils. 2018. Indoor Air , 28 , 689–696. DOI: 10.1111/ina.12474.
Diaz Lozano Patiño E, Siegel JA. 2018. Indoor environmental quality in social housing: A literature review. Building and Environment, 131, 231–241. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.01.013. Summary
Maestre JP, Jennings W, Wylie G, Horner S, Siegel JA, Kinney K. 2018. Filter Forensics: Microbiome Recovery from Residential HVAC Filters. Microbiome, 6(22), 1-14. DOI: 10.1186/s40168-018-0407-6.
Lax et al. (21 authors). 2017. Bacterial colonization and succession in a newly opened hospital. Science Translational Medicine , 9 (391),1-11, DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aah6500.
Haaland D, Siegel JA. 2017. Quantitative Filter Forensics for Indoor Particle Sampling. Indoor Air, 27(2), 364–376.
Adams R, Bhangar B, Dannemiller K, Eisen J, Fierer N, Gilbert J, Green J, Marr L, Miller S, Siegel JA, Stephens B, Waring M, Bibby K. 2016. Ten questions concerning the microbiomes of buildings. Building and Environment, 109, Pages 224–234.
Chase J, Fouquier J, Zare M, Sonderegger D, Knight R, Kelley S, Siegel JA, Caporaso, JG. 2016. Geography and location are the primary drivers of office microbiome composition. mSystems, 1(2) DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00022-16 .
Zaatari M, Novoselac A, Siegel JA. 2016. Impact of ventilation and filtration strategies on energy consumption and exposures in retail stores. Building and Environment, 100, 186-196.
Siegel JA. 2016 Keynote: Primary and Secondary Consequences of Indoor Air Cleaners. Indoor Air, 26, 88–96.
Dedesko S, Siegel JA 2015. Moisture parameters and fungal communities associated with gypsum drywall in buildings. Microbiome, 3:71. DOI 10.1186/s40168-015-0137-ys.
Aldred J, Darling E, Morrison GC, Siegel JA, Corsi RL 2016. Analysis of the Cost Effectiveness of Combined Particle and Activated Carbon Filters for Indoor Ozone Removal in Buildings (ASHRAE RP-1491). Science and Technology for the Built Environment , 22(2) , 227-236.
Hoisington A, Maestre, J.P, Kinney K.A, Siegel JA 2016. Characterizing the Bacterial Communities in Retail Stores in the United States. Indoor Air, 26(6), 857–868.
Khurshid S, Siegel JA, Kinney KA. 2016. Particulate Reactive Oxygen Species on Total Suspended Particles – Measurements in Residences in Austin, Texas. Indoor Air, 26, 953-963.
Aldred J, Darling E, Morrison GC, Siegel JA, Corsi RL Benefit-cost analysis of commercially available activated carbon filters for indoor ozone removal in single-family homes. Indoor Air.
Dedesko S, Stephens B, Gilbert JA, Siegel JA 2015. Methods to Assess Human Occupancy and Occupant Activity in Hospital Patient Rooms. Building and Environment, 90, 136-145.
Gall E, Siegel JA, Corsi RL. 2015. Modeling ozone removal to indoor materials, including the effects of porosity, pore diameter, and thickness. Environmental Science and Technology, 49, 4398−4406.
Ramos T, Dedesko S, Siegel JA, Gilbert JA, Stephens B 2015. Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital environment. PLoS ONE. 10 (3): e0118207. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0118207 .
Xu Y, Liang, Y, Urquidi J, Siegel JA 2015. Semi-volatile Organic Compounds in HVAC Filter Dust in Retail Stores. Indoor Air, 25, 79-92.
Nirlo, E, Crain, N, Corsi, R.L, Siegel JA 2015. Field evaluation of five VOC measurement techniques: Implications for green building decision making. Science and Technology for the Built Environment , 21 , 67–79.
Khurshid S, Siegel JA, Kinney KA. 2014. Technical Note: Particulate reactive oxygen species concentrations and their association with environmental conditions in an urban, subtropical climate. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics , 14 , 6777-6784.
Hoisington A, Maestre JP, Siegel JA, Kinney KA. 2014. Impact of Sampler Selection on the Characterization of the Indoor Microbiome via High-Throughput Sequencing, Building and Environment, 80, 274-282.
Khurshid S, Siegel JA, Kinney KA 2014. Indoor Particulate Reactive Oxygen Species Concentrations. Environmental Research , 132, 46-53.
Gall ET, Corsi RL, Siegel JA. 2014. Impact of Physical Properties on Ozone Removal to Several Porous Materials. Environmental Science and Technology, 48(7), 3682–3690.
Xu Y, Liang Y, Urquidi J, Siegel JA. 2014. Phthalates and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Retail Stores. Atmospheric Environment, 87, 53–64.
Nirlo E, Crain N, Corsi RL, Siegel JA. 2014. Volatile organic compounds in fourteen U.S. retail stores. Indoor Air, 24, 484–494.
Zaatari M, Novoselac A, Siegel JA 2014. The Relationship between Filter Pressure Drop, Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Consumption in Rooftop HVAC Units. Building and Environment, 73, 151-161.
Zaatari M, Siegel JA 2014. Particle Characterization in Retail Environments: Concentrations, Sources, and Removal Mechanisms. Indoor Air, 24, 350-361.
Zaatari M, Nirlo, E, Jareemit, D, Crain, N, Srebric, J, Siegel JA 2014. Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Retail Stores: A Critical Review (RP 1596). HVAC&R Research, 20, 276-294.
Hoisington A, Maestre, J.P, Siegel JA, Kinney, K.A. 2014. Exploring the Microbiome of the Built Environment: A Primer on Four Biological Methods Available to Building Professionals. HVAC&R Research, 20, 1-9.
Taylor Lange S, Juenger M, Siegel JA 2014. Radon Emanation Fractions from Concretes Containing Fly Ash and Metakaolin. Science of the Total Environment, 46 , 1060-1065.
Shogan, B, Smith, D, Packman, A, Kelley, S, Landon, E, Bhangar, S, Vora, G, Jones, R, Keegan, K, Stephens B, Ramos, T, Kirkup, B, Levin, H, Rosenthal, M, Foxman, B, Chang, E, Siegel J, Cobey, S, An, G, Alverdy, J, Olsiewski, P, Martin, M, Marrs, R, Hernandez, M, Christley, S, Morowitz, M, & Weber, S. 2013. The Hospital Microbiome Project: Meeting Report for the 2nd Hospital Microbiome Project, Chicago, USA, January 15th, 2013. Standards In Genomic Sciences, 8(3). doi:10.4056/sigs.4187859
Gall, E, Darling E, Siegel JA, Morrison GC, Corsi, RL 2013. Evaluation of several green building materials for ozone removal, primary and secondary emissions. Atmospheric Environment. 77, 910-918.
Waring M. Siegel JA 2013. Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Reactions between Ozone and Surface-Sorbed d-Limonene. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(12), 6341–6348
Stephens BR, Siegel JA 2013. Ultrafine particle removal by residential HVAC filters. Indoor Air, 23, 488–497.
Boor B, Siegel JA, Novoselac A. 2013. Wind Tunnel Study on Aerodynamic Particle Resuspension from Monolayer and Multilayer Deposits on Indoor Surfaces. Aerosol Science and Technology, 47(8), 848-857.
Boor B, Siegel JA, Novoselac A. 2013. Monolayer and Multilayer Particle Deposits on Hard Surfaces: Literature Review and Implications for Particle Resuspension in the Indoor Environment. Aerosol Science and Technology, 47(8), 831-847.
Taylor Lange, S, Juenger, M. GC, Siegel JA 2013. Engineering Cement Renders to Improve Air Quality. Atmospheric Environment, 70, 263-266.
Smith, D, Alverdy, J, Gilbert, J, Coleman, M, Garcia-Houchins, S, Green, J, Keegan, K, Kelley, S, Kirkup, B, Kociolek, L, Levin, H, Landon, E, Olsiewski, P, Knight, R, Siegel J, Weber, S, Gilbert, JA, 2013. The Hospital Microbiome Project: Meeting Report for the 1st Hospital Microbiome Project Workshop on sampling design and building science measurements, Chicago, USA, June 7th-8th 2012. Standards In Genomic Sciences. 8(1), doi:10.4056/sigs.3717348.
Stephens BR, Siegel JA 2012. Penetration of ambient submicron particles into single-family residences: associations with building characteristics. Indoor Air, 22(4), 501–513.
Taylor Lange, S, Stewart, J, Juenger, M. GC, Siegel JA 2012. The contribution of fly ash toward indoor radon pollution from concrete. Building and Environment, 56, 276-282.
Cros, C, Morrison, GC, Siegel JA, Corsi, RL 2012. Long-term performance of passive materials for removal of ozone from indoor air. Indoor Air, 22(1), 45-53.
Stephens BR, Gall, E.T, Siegel JA 2012. Measuring the penetration of ambient ozone into residential buildings. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(2), 929–936.
Stephens BR, Siegel JA 2012. Comparison of Test Methods for Determining Particle Removal Efficiency of Filters in Residential and Light-commercial Central HVAC Systems. Aerosol Science and Technology, 46(5), 504-513.
Stephens B, Novoselac A, Siegel JA 2011. Operation characteristics of residential and light-commercial air-conditioning systems in a hot and humid climate zone. Building and Environment, 46(10), 1972-1983.
Hun D.E, Corsi R. L, Morandi M.T, Siegel JA 2011. Automobile proximity and Indoor Residential Concentrations of BTEX and MTBE. Building and Environment, 46, 45-53.
Waring M.S, Wells, J.R, Siegel JA 2011. Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Ozone Reactions with Single Terpenoids and Terpenoid Mixtures. Atmospheric Environment, 45(25), 4235-4242
Waring M.S, Siegel JA 2011. Indoor air quality implications of using ion generators in residences. Indoor Air, 21(3), 267-276.
Gall, E.T, Corsi, R, Siegel JA 2011. Barriers and Opportunities for Passive Removal of Indoor Ozone. Atmospheric Environment, 45(19), 3338-3341.
Noris, F, Siegel. JA, Kinney, K.A. 2011. Evaluation of HVAC filters as a sampling mechanism for indoor microbial communities. Atmospheric Environment, 45, 338-346.
Peschiera, G. Taylor, J.T, Siegel JA  2010.  Response-Relapse Patterns of Building Occupant Electricity Consumption Following Exposure to Personal, Contextualized and Occupant Peer Network Utilization Data.  Energy and Buildings, 42, 1329–1336.
Waring M.S, Siegel JA 2010. The Influence of HVAC Systems on Indoor Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation. ASHRAE Transactions, 116(1), 556-571.
Hun D.E, Corsi R. L, Morandi M.T, Siegel JA 2010. Formaldehyde in Residences:  Long-Term Indoor Concentrations and Influencing Factors. Indoor Air, 20(3), 196-203
Stephens B, Novoselac A, Siegel JA 2010. Energy Implications of Filters in Residential and Light-Commercial Buildings. ASHRAE Transactions, 116(1), 346-357.
Stephens B, Novoselac A, Siegel JA  2010. The Effects of Filtration on Pressure Drop and Energy Consumption in Residential HVAC Systems. HVAC&R Research, 16(3), 273-294.
Kunkel, D.A, Gall, E.T, Siegel JA, Novoselac A, Morrison, GC, Corsi, RL 2010. Passive Reduction of Human Exposure to Indoor Ozone. Building and Environment, 45(2), 445–452.
Hun D.E, Siegel JA, Morandi M.T, Stock, T.H, Corsi R. L. 2009. Cancer risk disparities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic White populations: The role of exposure to indoor air pollution. Environmental Health Perspectives , 117 (12), 1925-1931.
Noris, F, Siegel JA, Kinney, K.A. 2009. Biological and Chemical Contaminants in HVAC Filter Dust. ASHRAE Transactions, 115(2), 484-491.
Mukai, C, Siegel JA, Novoselac A. 2009. Impact of Airflow Characteristics on Particle Resuspension from Indoor Surfaces. Aerosol Science and Technology, 43(10), 1022-1032
Novoselac A, Siegel JA 2009. Effective Positioning of Portable Air Cleaning Devices in Multizone Residential Buildings. Building and Environment, 44(12), 2348-2356.
Chojnowski, D.B Nigro, P.J. Siegel JA, Kosar. D.A. 2009 Laboratory Measurements to Quantify the Effect of Bypass on Filtration Efficiency. ASHRAE Transactions, 115(1), 191-198.
VerShaw, J.R, Siegel JA, Chojnowski, D.B, Nigro, P.J. 2009. Implications of Filter Bypass. ASHRAE Transactions, 115(1), 199-207.
Rim, D, Siegel JA, Spinhirine, J, Webb, A, McDonald-Buller, E. 2008. Characteristics of Cabin Air Quality in School Buses in Central Texas. Atmospheric Environment , 42, 6453-6464.
Waring M, Siegel, JA, Corsi, R. 2008. Ultrafine particle removal and generation by portable air cleaners. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 5003-5014.
Waring M, Siegel J. A. 2008. Particle loading rates for HVAC filters, heat exchangers, and ducts. Indoor Air, 18, 209-224.
Corsi, R. L, Siegel J. A, Chiang C. 2008. Particle resuspension during the use of vacuum cleaners on residential carpet. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene , 5 , 232-238.
Waring M, Siegel JA 2007. An evaluation of the indoor air quality in bars before and after a smoking ban in Austin, TX. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 17, 260-268.
Zhao, P, Siegel J, Corsi, R. 2007. Ozone removal by HVAC filters. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 3151-3160.
Corsi, R, Siegel J, Karamalegos, A, Simon, H, Morrison, G. 2007. Personal Reactive Clouds: Introducing the concept of near head chemistry. Atmospheric Environment , 41, 3161-3165.
Francisco, P. Siegel J, Palmiter, L. Davis, B 2006. Measuring Residential Duct Efficiency with the Short-Term Coheat Test Methodology. Energy and Buildings, 38, 1076-1083.
Ward, M, Siegel JA, Corsi, R. L. 2005. The effectiveness of stand alone air cleaners for shelter-in-place. Indoor Air, 15, 127-134.
Ward, M, Siegel JA, 2005. Filter Bypass: Implications for Filter Efficiency.  ASHRAE Transactions. 111(2), 1091-1100.
Siegel JA, Nazaroff, W.W. 2003. Predicting particle deposition on HVAC heat exchangers. Atmospheric Environment, 37, 5587-5596.
Siegel J,  McWilliams, J, Walker, I.  2003.  Comparison Between Predicted Duct Effectiveness from Proposed ASHRAE Standard 152P and Measured Field Data for Residential Forced Air Cooling Systems.  ASHRAE Transactions, 109(1), 503-512.
Siegel JA, Wray, C. P. 2002. An Evaluation of Refrigerant Charge Diagnostics For Commissioning Residential Cooling Systems. ASHRAE Transactions, 108(2), 965-975.

Conference Papers

Jeffrey Siegel's Conference Papers
Collins D, Hems R, Zhou S, Wang C, Alavy M, Siegel J, Abbatt J. (2018). Insights on the Multiphase Chemistry of Indoor Trace Gases and Aerosols . Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 208.
Bi C, Maestre J, Kinney K, Siegel, JA, Horner S, Xu Y. (2018) Semi-volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Settled and HVAC filter dust: Association with Seasons, Childhood Asthma and Building characteristics . Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 499.
Givehchi R, Maestre J, Kinney K, Wylie D, Horner S, Siegel JA. (2018) Quantitative Filter Forensics to Determine the Airborne Concentration of Endotoxins and Allergens in Residential HVAC Filters. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 587.
Wan Y, Diamond M, Siegel J. (2018) Exposure to Phthalate Esters (PAEs) in Social Housing Apartments. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 621.
Li T, Siegel JA. (2018) Impacts of HVAC Sequencing on Runtime. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 645.
Lepine C, Brook J, Takaro T, Subbarao P, Turvey S, Mandhane M, Becker A, Lefebvre D, Sears M, Scott J, Siegel, JA. (2018) What do Participants in a Birth Cohort Study Know About Their Homes? Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 653.
Lepine C, Fan P, Scott J, Caporaso GC, Siegel, JA. (2018) When Does Wet Drywall Not Grow Mold? Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 656.
Diaz Lozano Patiño E, Siegel JA. (2018) A Review of Contaminant Concentrations in Social Housing. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 660.
Bakker, A, Siegel, JA, Mendell, MJ, Peccia, J. (2018) Building Factors that Influence Bacterial and Fungal Concentrations on Air Conditioner Cooling Coils. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 698.
Alavy M, Li T, Siegel, JA. (2018) Long-term Air Exchange Rates in a Residence. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 751.
Siegel JA. (2018) Efficiency Declines in Residential Electret Filters. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 754.
Vakalis D, MacLean H, Siegel JA . (2018) Prevalence of building features with possible impacts on student outcomes in LEED-certified schools. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 770.
Fan P, Lepine C, Siegel, JA. (2018) Gypsum Response to Liquid Water Wetting in Indoor Environments. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 772.
Siegel JA. (2018) What are the limitations of filtration in the existing North American housing stock? Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 773.
Mahdavi A, Siegel JA . (2018) Extraction of Dust Collected in HVAC Filters. Indoor Air 2018: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 800.
Diaz Lozano Patiño E, Mahdavi A, Siegel, JA. (2018) Particulate Matter Emission Rates from Common Scent Sources. ASHRAE Conference Paper HO-18-C011.
Alavy M, Li T, Mahdavi A, Siegel, JA. (2018) In-situ Integrated Filter Efficiency Measurement. ASHRAE Conference Paper HO-18-C012.
Collins D, Hems R, Zhou S, Siegel J, Abbatt J. (2017). Online Chemical and Size Distribution Analysis of Carbonaceous Aerosol Associated with Combustion in a Residence. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings Europe 2017 .
Siegel J. (2017). Indoor Chemistry and Building Science: An opportunity for symbiosis. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings Europe 2017 .
Siegel, J. 2017. IEQ Applications: IAQ Implications Of Cannabis Legalization. ASHRAE Journal , February 2017, 62-64.
Touchie M, Tzekova E, Siegel J, Purcell B, Morier J. 2016. Evaluating Summertime Overheating in Multi- Unit Residential Buildings using Surveys and In-Suite Monitoring. Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII Conf.
Khamsehi B, Siegel J. 2016. A Meta-Analysis on Indoor Bacteria and Chronic Health Outcomes. Indoor Air 2016: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 1039.
Alavy M, Siegel J. 2016. In-situ integrated HVAC filter efficiency. Indoor Air 2016: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 1033.
Bi C, Maestre J, Kinney K, Siegel J, Horner S, Xu Y. 2016. Semi-volatile organic compounds in indoor settled and HVAC filter dust: seasonal variance and association with building characteristics. Indoor Air 2016: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 345.
Mahdavi, D. Haaland, J. Siegel. 2016. Particulate Matter Concentrations in Multi-Unit Social Housing. Indoor Air 2016: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 1011.
Maestre J, Jennings W, Wylie D, Dedesko, S, Horner, S, Siegel J, Kinney K. 2016. Home Microbiome and Childhood Asthma in Low Income Rural Homes. Indoor Air 2016: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 999.
Kinney K. , Hoisington, A. Maestre J, Siegel J, King M. 2016. Lessons Learned: Microbiome Assessments in Non-Residential Environments. Indoor Air 2016: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 1111.
Siegel J. 2016. Prebiotic Buildings: A note of caution. Indoor Air 2016: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, Paper 968.
Scott J, Lepine C, Sears M. R, Lefebvre D, Dai, D. Siegel J, Erdman L, Subbarao P, Turvey S, Brook J. R, Takaro T. K. 2016. The Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study: Indoor markers of moisture in a prospective birth cohort. Indoor Air 2016: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 1015.
Haaland , D, Tzekova, E, Purcell, B, Siegel, J. 2016. Pre-Retrofit Assessment of Thermal Comfort and Excess Moisture in Post-War Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in Toronto. ASHRAE Transactions Paper 19163.
Touchie, M, Siegel J, 2015. Operation Of Residential HVAC Systems: Implications For Healthy Buildings. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings America 2015 , 5-9.
Haaland, D, Siegel J, 2015. Challenges And Opportunities For Filter Forensics. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings America 2015 , 86-90.
Dedesko, S, Siegel, J. 2015. Moisture Measurement And Implications For Fungal Growth In Drywall. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings America 2015 , 202-205.
Siegel, J. Moisture and the Indoor Microbiome, Proceedings of Healthy Buildings Europe 2015 , paper ID 561.
Dedesko, S, Ramos, T, Gilbert JA, Stephens, B, Siegel, JA 2014. Using carbon dioxide and doorway beam-break sensors to determine occupancy in hospital patient rooms. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 156.
Gall, E.T, Siegel, JA, Corsi, RL 2014. Sensitivity analysis of ozone-material modeling for porous materials in indoor environments. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 201.
Gilbert. J, Handley, K, Starkey, K, Hampton Marcel, J, Siegel, JA, Kirkup, B, Stephens, B. 2014. The Hospital Microbiome Project, Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 207.
Khurshid, S, Kinney K.A, Siegel, JA 2014. The role of ozone and terpenes on the concentration of indoor particulate reactive oxygen species. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 352.
Ramos, T, Azimi, P, Dide, L, Dedesko, S, Gilbert JA, Siegel, JA, Stephens, B. 2014. Building science measurements in the Hospital Microbiome Project . Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 685.
Siegel, JA, Novoselac, A, Morrison, GC. 2014. A laboratory method for measuring ozone emission from in-duct air cleaners. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 738.
Xu Y, Liang, Y, Urquidi J, Siegel, JA 2014. Phthalates and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Retail Stores. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 896.
Zare, M, Siegel, JA, 2014. Equilibrium relative humidity measurements on common office surfaces. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 942.
Siegel, JA, Zare, M, Chase, J, Fouquier, J, Kelley, S. Caporaso, J.G, 2014. Impact of building science parameters on microbial communities on indoor surfaces. Indoor Air 2014: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , Paper 943.
Zaatari, M, Novoselac, A, Siegel JA 2013. The Relationship between Filter Pressure Drop, Indoor Air Quality, and Energy Consumption in Rooftop HVAC Units. Proceedings of ASHRAE IAQ 2013.
Nirlo, E, Crain, N, Corsi, R, Siegel, JA 2013. Formaldehyde Concentration and Control in Retail Buildings. Proceedings of ASHRAE IAQ 2013.
Xu Y, Liang, Y, Urquidi J, Siegel, JA 2013. Phthalates and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Retail Stores. Proceedings of ASHRAE IAQ 2013.
Morrison, GC. Shaughnessy, R.L, Siegel, JA 2013. In-duct air cleaning devices: Ozone emission rates and test methodology. Final Report submitted to The California Air Resources Board for Contract No. 09-34.
Siegel, JA et al. (12 Authors). 2013. RP1596: Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Retail Stores Final report submitted to ASHRAE.
Hoisington A, Maestre, J, Bae, S, Siegel, JA, Kinney, K. 2012. “What is in the air in retail stores? A DNA-based study of bacterial and fungal communities in retail environments.” Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2012 .
Khurshid S, Siegel, JA, Kinney, K. 2012. “The Relative Concentrations of Reactive Oxygen Species in Indoor and Outdoor Air.” Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2012 .
Urquidi, J, Liang, Y, Siegel, JA Xu, Y. 2012. “Phthalates and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Retail Stores.” Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2012 .
Khurshid S, Siegel, J, Kinney, K. 2012. “The Relative Concentrations of Reactive Oxygen Species in Indoor and Outdoor Air.” Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association 2012 Annual Meeting .
Gall, E.T, Corsi, R, Siegel, JA 2012. “Modeling Indoor Environments with Experimentally Determined Molar Yields.” Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association 2012 Annual Meeting .
Siegel, J. 2011. Engineering the Indoor Environment in Weinthal, L. (ed.) “Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory.” New York: Princeton Architectural Press
Cros, C, Morrison, GC, Siegel, JA, Corsi, RL 2011. Passive Removal Of Indoor Ozone By Green Building Materials. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 103.
Stephens, B.R, Gall, E.T, Siegel, JA 2011. A Method For Measuring Ozone Penetration Through The Building Envelope. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 148.
Gall, E.T, Corsi, R, Siegel, JA 2011. Determination Of Ozone Reaction Probabilities With Porous Materials. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 175.
Hun D.E, Corsi R. L, Morandi M.T, Siegel JA 2011. Automobile Proximity And Indoor Residential Concentrations Of BTEX And MTBE. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 592.
Taylor Lange , S. C, Cros, C, Juenger, M. C. G, Siegel, JA, Poppendieck, D. 2011 . The Role of Material Porosity on Ozone Uptake of Metakaolin-concrete Surfaces. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 933.
Stephens, B.R, Siegel, JA 2011. Comparison Of HVAC Filter Test Methods For Particle Removal Efficiency. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 945.
Waring, M.S, Siegel, JA 2011. Yields of Secondary Organic Aerosol from Reactions between Ozone and Surface-Adsorbed d-Limonene. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 958.
Siegel, JA 2011. Energy Implications of Residential Particle Control Technologies. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 1003.
Rhodes, J.D, Nirlo, E. Srebric, J, Siegel, JA 2011. Indoor Air Quality In Retail Buildings: A Review. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 1008.
Taylor Lange , S, Juenger, M. C. G, Siegel, JA Indoor Radon Exhalation Rates From Concrete With Fly Ash. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 1015.
Gunther, M, Rhodes, J.D, Morrison, GC, Siegel, JA A Laboratory Method For Measuring The Ozone Emission From In-duct Air Cleaners. Indoor Air 2011: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 1069.
Gall, E.T, Siegel, JA, Corsi, RL 2011. Zero-Energy Removal of Ozone in Residences. ASHRAE Transactions , 117 (1), LV-11-C050, 411-418.
Boor, B.E, Siegel, JA, Novoselac, A. 2011. Development of an Experimental Methodology to Determine Monolayer and Multilayer Particle Resuspension from Indoor Surfaces. ASHRAE Transactions , 117 (1), LV-11-C053, 434-441.
Jackson, M, Aldred, J, Canady, J, Corsi, R.L, Siegel, JA 2010. The potential role of toilets as a vector for transmission of infectious disease. IAQVEC 2010: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, and Energy Conservation , paper ID 87-112, 1-8.
Rosenthal, J. and Siegel, JA 2009. Letter to the Editor: Does filter media type really affect BRS? Indoor Air , 19(4) , 346-347.
Stephens, B, Novoselac, A, Siegel JA 2009. Energy Implications of Filters in Residential and Light-Commercial Buildings (RP-1299). American Society or Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, GA, 387 pp.
Cros, C, Gall, E.T, Siegel, JA, Morrison, GC, and Corsi, RL 2009. Removal of Indoor Ozone with Reactive Materials: Preliminary Results and Implications. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009 , Paper ID 141, 1-4.
Gall, E. T, Cros, C, Corsi, RL and Siegel, JA 2009. Time-scale analysis for reactive deposition of ozone via passive reactive materials (PRMs), Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009 , Paper ID 336, 1-4.
Hun D.E, Siegel JA, Morandi M.T, and Corsi R. L. 2009. Effect of ventilation rates on indoor formaldehyde concentrations in residences. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009 , Paper ID 695, 1-4.
Noris, F, Kinney, K.A. and Siegel. JA 2009. HVAC filters as “passive” samplers: Fate analysis of indoor particles. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009 , Paper ID 535, 1-4.
Siegel J, 2009. Do forced air HVAC systems have a role in healthy homes? Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009 , Paper ID 680, 1-4
Stephens, B, Novoselac, A, and Siegel JA 2009. Impacts of HVAC Filtration on Air-Conditioner Energy Consumption in Residences. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009 , Paper ID 474, 1-4.
Waring M.S. and Siegel JA 2009. The influence of HVAC systems on secondary organic aerosol formation. Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009 , Paper ID 727, 1-4.
Kunkel, D.A, Corsi, R.L, Morrison, GC, Novoselac A, and Siegel, J. (2008). “Passive Ozone Control Through Use of Reactive Indoor Wall and Ceiling Materials.” Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management.
Waring, M.S. and Siegel, JA (2008). “Indoor Air Quality Implications of Using Ion Generators in Residences.” Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11 th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 598, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-22, 2008, 1-8.
Waring, M.S, Siegel, JA, Corsi, R.L, and Morrison, G. (2008). “Do surface reactions influence formation of secondary organic aerosol?” Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 603, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-22, 2008, 1.
Siegel, JA, Chojnowski, D.B, Nigro, P.J, and Kosar, D. (2008). “HVAC Filter Bypass Modelling and Experimental Validation.” Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 343, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-22, 2008, 1-7.
Shelton, G, Zhao, P, Corsi, R.L, and Siegel, JA (2008). “Ozone removal on HVAC filters: Underlying mechanisms, model development, and parameter estimation.” Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 271, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-22, 2008, 1-8.
Noris, F, Kinney, K.A, and Siegel, JA (2008). “Comparison of Dust from HVAC Filters, Indoor Surfaces, and Indoor Air.” Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 553, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-22, 2008, 1-8.
Kang, Y.K, Novoselac, A, and Siegel, JA (2008). “Effective Positioning of Portable Air Cleaning Devices in Multizone Residential Buildings.” Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 644, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-22, 2008, 1-8.
Lohaus, J.H, Novoselac, A, and Siegel, JA (2008). “Particle Resuspension from Indoor Flooring Materials.” Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 342, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-22, 2008, 1.
Hun, D.E, Morandi, M.T, Corsi, R.L, Siegel, JA, and Stock, T.H. (2008). “Exposure and Risk Disparities Between Mexican-American and White Populations in Houston.” Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , paper ID 935, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-22, 2008, 1-8.
Siegel J, Waring M, Yu X, and Corsi R, 2007. “Do Ion Generators Have A Role In Sustainable Indoor Environments?” ASHRAE IAQ 2007 .
Siegel, JA, Waring, M.S, Yu, X, and Corsi, R.L, 2006. "Indoor air quality implications of portable ion generators." Proceedings of the A&WMA Specialty Conference on Indoor Environmental Quality – Problems, Research, and Solutions , Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (July 2006) 1:1-12.
Siegel JA, Novoselec, A, and Corsi, R.L, 2006. “Indoor Environmental Science and Engineering: An Integrated Academic Program.” Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association/Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Air Quality Solutions Conference , Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (July 2006) 8:1-7.
Waring, M.S, Siegel, JA, and Huang, P, 2006. “An Evaluation of a Smoking Ban Ordinance in Bars in Austin, TX” Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2006 , Lisbon, Portugal, I, 137-142.
Siegel, JA, Juenger, M, and Stewart, J, 2006. “Does the Addition of Fly Ash to Concrete Present a Radon Hazard?” Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2006 , Lisbon, Portugal, II, 501-506.
Karamalegos, A, Simon, H, Zhao, P, Morrison, G, Siegel, J, and Corsi, R.L, 2005. “Personal Reactive Clouds: Introducing the concept of near head chemistry” Indoor Air 2005: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , II (2005), 2356-2360.
Fradella, J. and Siegel, J, 2005. “An evaluation of shelter-in-place strategies in four industrial buildings” Indoor Air 2005: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , IV, (2005), 3360-3364.
Zhao, P, Siegel, J. A, and Corsi, R. L, 2005. “Ozone removal by residential HVAC filters” Indoor Air 2005: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate, II (2005), 2366-2370.
Mullen, N, Yu, X, Zhao, P, Corsi, R. L, and Siegel, J. A, 2005. “Experimental Characterization of Portable Ion Generators” Indoor Air 2005: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , IV (2005), 2957-2961.
Zhao, P, Siegel, J. A, and Corsi, R. L, 2005, “Ozone Removal by Residential HVAC Filters: For better or worse” Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association 2005 Annual Meeting .
Siegel, J, Schmidt, K, and Cone, J, 2004. “INTICE - Interactive Technology to Improve the Classroom Experience.” Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (2004), 2531-2542.
Siegel, J. and Walker, I, 2003. “Integrating Ducts into the Conditioned Space: Successes and Challenges.” Building Integration Solutions: Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering 2003 Conference , 1-9.
Ward, M, Siegel J, and Corsi, R, 2003, “Stand Alone Air Cleaners: Evaluation and Implications.” Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association/Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Air Quality Solutions Conference , Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (July 2003) 1:1-9.
Siegel, J, Walker, I, and Sherman, M, 2002. “Dirty Air Conditioners: Energy Implications of Coil Fouling.” Proceedings of the 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings , 1 (2002), 287-300.
Siegel, J. and Nazaroff W.W, 2002, “Modeling Particle Deposition on HVAC Heat Exchangers” in Indoor Air 2002: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Indoor Air and Climate , I (2002), 521-526.
Siegel, J. and Walker, I, 2001, “Deposition of Biological Aerosols on HVAC Heat Exchangers” ASHRAE IAQ 2001: Moisture, Microbes, and Health Effects: Indoor Air Quality and Moisture in Buildings , 1-9.
Siegel, J. and Carey, V.P, 2001, “Fouling of HVAC Fin and Tube Heat Exchangers” in Heat Exchanger Fouling: Fundamental Approaches & Technical Solutions , 4th International conference of fouling, 425-433.
Siegel, J, Walker, I, and Sherman, M, 2000, "Delivering Tons to the Register: Energy Efficient Design and Operation of Residential Cooling Systems" in Proceedings from the 2000 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings , 1 (2000), 295-306.
Siegel, J, Davis, R, Francisco, P, and Palmiter, L, 1998, "Measured Heating System Efficiency Retrofits in Eight Manufactured (HUD Code) Homes" in Proceedings from the 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings , 2(1998), 189-201.
Walker, I, Siegel, J, Brown, K, and Sherman, M, 1998, "Saving Tons at the Register" in Proceedings from the 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings , 1(1998), 367-385.

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