airLab is a summer workshop that will collect data on indoor air quality in several residential buildings in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Audit

Audit

These are the results of the information we collected on our visit to the Homan building. This audit is very critical to our research because it will show that the building is working effectively. We wanted to simulate an active household to find all of the things that could cause...
Enterprise

Enterprise

Wow times going fast, today was a great day. I got to make observations about the temperature and humidity in one of the Rosa Parks units. I found out that we need to communicate a bit more because it’s almost that day to present to everyone about what we observed...
Go Green Or Go Home

Go Green Or Go Home

On the agenda for today was an interesting visit to the City of Chicago Department of Environment. It’s a really awesome place. Today we received a tour of the department. The building is lead certified platinum. On the tour we visited the garden on which they used pavers that were...
The  audit Experiment

The audit Experiment

Today was an exciting day for me because we conducted our own temperature and humidity audit in the LEED building of the Rosa Parks Apartments. How is this possible? Well, the airLab team came up with multiple experiments that can be tested with basic household materials like tissues. Yes, I...
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Audit

Audit

These are the results of the information we collected on our visit to the Homan building. This audit is very critical to our research because it will show that the building is working effectively. We wanted to simulate an active household to find all of the things that could cause a change in the humidity...

Asthma

The reason why airLab began was because 1 out of 3 children in West Humboldt Park may have asthma; and since Rosa Parks is in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, chances are that someone living there has asthma. With that being said, we felt it was our obligation to conduct research on the subject. There...
Last, but not least

Last, but not least

Wow! I can’t believe that it’s really the final day. It didn’t seem like yesterday I was just being introduced to the airLab team like most would say but, what I could say is that being here for them six weeks has been an interesting journey. I will also say that I’m a little let...
AND THATS A WRAP!

AND THATS A WRAP!

Today we put a close to airLab 2.0. These six weeks have been such a journey and I have enjoyed every day of it. airLab has been informing from the first day, the scavenger hunt wasn’t just for fun it a test of our observation skills, and from that day on every day had a...
It's Been a Journey!

It’s Been a Journey!

I can’t believe this day has arrived so soon. It seems like just yesterday I was trying to find my way here and was being introduced to the team: Rhea, Kendrick, Alex, Daijah, Michael, Brenda and Pedro. I had thought when I came to airLab that I would just be sitting at a desk or...
Show Time!

Show Time!

What a beautiful ending to a beautiful start. Our final presentation was today, and we rocked the house. Everyone thought we did well, I did too we all played a role in this final product of airLab 2.0. we were all assigned a part to speak on it was basically one on your specific task...
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I Can't Belive It's Almost Over

I Can’t Belive It’s Almost Over

Well…Before I say anything, I just want to say that these six weeks have come by really fast and that life is an interesting journey. Today was one of those days were every minute counted. Why? Because this is the last week and everything has to be in order for the final presentation. Therefore today’s...
Enterprise

Enterprise

Wow times going fast, today was a great day. I got to make observations about the temperature and humidity in one of the Rosa Parks units. I found out that we need to communicate a bit more because it’s almost that day to present to everyone about what we observed in the Homan building. Later...
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

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Go Green Or Go Home

Go Green Or Go Home

On the agenda for today was an interesting visit to the City of Chicago Department of Environment. It’s a really awesome place. Today we received a tour of the department. The building is lead certified platinum. On the tour we visited the garden on which they used pavers that were similar to the one at...