Peer-reviewed publications

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2017

Quantifying the size-resolved dynamics of indoor bioaerosol transport and control
Stephanie Kunkel, Parham Azimi, Haoran Zhao, Benjamin Stark, and Brent Stephens
Accepted to Indoor Air, February 2017
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Updated generalized natural gas reciprocating engine part-load performance curves for cogeneration applications
Tommy Zakrzewski and Brent Stephens
Accepted to Science and Technology for the Built Environment, January 2017
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Predicting concentrations of ultrafine particles and volatile organic compounds resulting from desktop 3D printer operation in a small office environment and the impact of potential control strategies
Parham Azimi, Torkan Fazli, and Brent Stephens
Accepted to Journal of Industrial Ecology, October 2016
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2016

Ten questions concerning the microbiomes of buildings
Rachel Adams, Seema Bhangar, Karen Dannemiller, Jonathan Eisen, Noah Fierer, Jack A. Gilbert, Jessica Green, Linsey C. Marr, Shelly Miller, Jeffrey Siegel, Brent Stephens, Michael S. Waring, Kyle Bibby
Building and Environment, 2016, 109:224-234
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What have we learned about the microbiomes of indoor environments?
Brent Stephens
mSystems, 2016, 1(4):e00083-16
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Empirical operational energy analysis of downtown high-rise vs. suburban low-rise lifestyles: a Chicago case study
Peng Du, Antony Wood, and Brent Stephens
Energies, 2016 9(6):445
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Using portable particle sizing instrumentation to rapidly measure the penetration of fine and ultrafine particles in unoccupied residences
Haoran Zhao and Brent Stephens
Indoor Air, Accepted February 2016
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Open Source Building Science Sensors (OSBSS): A low-cost Arduino-based platform for long-term indoor environmental data collection
Akram Syed Ali, Zachary Zanzinger, Deion DeBose, and Brent Stephens
Building and Environment, 2016, 100:115-126
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Modeling the impact of residential HVAC filtration on indoor particles of outdoor origin (RP-1691)
Parham Azimi, Dan Zhao, and Brent Stephens
Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 2016, 22(4):431-462
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Emissions of ultrafine particles and volatile organic compounds from commercially available desktop 3D printers with multiple filaments
Parham Azimi, Dan Zhao, Claire Pouzet, Neil Crain, and Brent Stephens
Environmental Science and Technology, 2016, 50:1260-1268
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2015

Life-cycle energy implications of downtown high-rise vs. suburban low-rise living: an overview and quantitative case study for Chicago
Peng Du, Antony Wood, Brent Stephens, and Xiaoyu Song
Buildings, 2015, 5:1003-1024
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Modeling the energy and cost impacts of excess static pressure in central forced-air heating and air-conditioning systems in single-family residences in the U.S.
Torkan Fazli, Rou Yi Yeap, and Brent Stephens
Energy and Buildings, 2015, 107:243–253
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Evaluating the long-term health and economic impacts of central residential air filtration for reducing premature mortality associated with indoor fine particulate matter (PM2.5) of outdoor origin
Dan Zhao, Parham Azimi, and Brent Stephens
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2015, 12:8448-8479
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A method to measure the ozone penetration factor in residences under infiltration conditions: Application in a multi-family apartment unit
Haoran Zhao and Brent Stephens
Indoor Air, 2016, 26(4):571-581
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Optimizing whole house deep energy retrofit packages: A case study of existing Chicago-area homes
Honnie Aguilar Leinartas and Brent Stephens
Buildings, 2015, 5:323-353
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Methods to assess human occupancy and occupant activity in hospital patient rooms
Sandra Dedesko, Brent Stephens, Jack A. Gilbert, and Jeffrey A. Siegel
Building and Environment, 2015, 90:136-145
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Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital building
Tiffanie Ramos, Sandra Dedesko, Jeffrey A. Siegel, Jack A. Gilbert, and Brent Stephens
PLOS ONE, 2015, 10(3):e0118207
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2014

Estimates of HVAC filtration efficiency for fine and ultrafine particles of outdoor origin
Parham Azimi, Dan Zhao, and Brent Stephens
Atmospheric Environment, 2014, 98:337-346
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Building design and operational choices that impact indoor exposures to outdoor particulate matter inside residences
Brent Stephens
Science and Technology for the Built Environment (formerly HVAC&R Research), 2014, 21:3-13
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The impacts of duct design on life cycle costs of central residential heating and air-conditioning systems
Brent Stephens
Energy and Buildings, 2014, 82:563-579
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Tools to improve built environment data collection for indoor microbial ecology investigations
Tiffanie Ramos and Brent Stephens
Building and Environment, 2014, 81:243-257
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The effects of climbing vegetation on the local microclimate, thermal performance, and air infiltration of four building facade orientations
Irina Susorova, Parham Azimi, and Brent Stephens
Building and Environment, 2014, 76:113–124
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Predictions and determinants of size-resolved particle infiltration factors in single-family homes in the U.S.
Zeineb El Orch, Brent Stephens, and Michael S. Waring
Building and Environment, 2014, 74:106–118
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2013

HVAC filtration for controlling infectious airborne disease transmission in indoor environments: Predicting risk reductions and operational costs
Parham Azimi and Brent Stephens
Building and Environment, 2013, 70:150-160
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Ultrafine particle emissions from desktop 3D printers
Brent Stephens, Parham Azimi, Zeineb El Orch, and Tiffanie Ramos
Atmospheric Environment, 2013, 79:334-339
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A model of vegetated exterior facades for evaluation of wall thermal performance
Irina Susorova, Melissa Angulo, Payam Bahrami, and Brent Stephens
Building and Environment, 2013, 67:1-13
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Ultrafine particle removal by residential HVAC filters
Brent Stephens and Jeffrey A. Siegel
Indoor Air, 2013, 23:488–497
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2012

Penetration of ambient submicron particles into single-family residences and associations with building characteristics
Brent Stephens and Jeffrey A. Siegel
Indoor Air, 2012, 22(6):501-512
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Measuring the penetration of ambient ozone into residential buildings
Brent Stephens, Elliott T. Gall, and Jeffrey A. Siegel
Environmental Science and Technology, 2012, 46(2):929-936
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Comparison of test methods for determining the particle removal efficiency of filters in residential and light-commercial central HVAC systems
Brent Stephens and Jeffrey A. Siegel
Aerosol Science and Technology, 2012, 46(5):504-513
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2011

Using energy audits to investigate the impacts of common air-conditioning design and installation issues on peak power demand and energy consumption in Austin, Texas
Joshua D. Rhodes, Brent Stephens, and Michael E. Webber
Energy and Buildings, 2011, 43(11):3271-3278
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Operational characteristics of residential and light-commercial air-conditioning systems in a hot and humid climate zone
Brent Stephens, Jeffrey A. Siegel, and Atila Novoselac
Building and Environment, 2011, 46(10):1972-1983
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2010

The effects of filtration on pressure drop and energy consumption in residential HVAC systems
Brent Stephens, Atila Novoselac, and Jeffrey A. Siegel
HVAC&R Research, 2010, 16(3):273-294
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Energy implications of filtration in residential and light-commercial buildings (RP-1299)
Brent Stephens, Jeffrey A. Siegel, and Atila Novoselac
ASHRAE Transactions, 2010, 116(1):346-357
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Other publications (editorials, reviews, commentaries, and other articles)

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2015
Infiltration of outdoor pollutants
Brent Stephens
Home Energy Magazine, May/June 2015
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2014
From commensalism to mutualism: Integrating the microbial ecology, building science, and indoor air communities to advance research on the indoor microbiome
Brent Stephens, Rachel I. Adams, Seema Bhangar, Kyle Bibby, and Michael S. Waring
Editorial: Indoor Air, 2015, 25:1-3
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2013

The Hospital Microbiome Project: Meeting Report for the 1st Hospital Microbiome Project, Chicago, USA, January 15th, 2013
Benjamin D. Shogan, Daniel P. Smith, Aaron I. Packman, Scott T. Kelley, Emily M Landon, Seema Bhangar, Gary J. Vora, Rachael M. Jones, Kevin Keegan, Brent Stephens, Tiffanie Ramos, Benjamin C. Kirkup, Jr., Hal Levin, Mariana Rosenthal, Betsy Foxman, Eugene B. Chang, Jeffrey Siegel, Sarah Cobey, Gary An, John C. Alverdy, Paula J. Olsiewski, Mark O. Martin, Rachel Marrs, Mark Hernandez, Scott Christley, Michael Morowitz, Stephen Weber, Jack Gilbert
Standards in Genomic Sciences, 2013, 8:3
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Indoor air pollution in developing countries: Research and implementation needs for improvements in global public health
Elliott T. Gall, Ellison M. Carter, C. Matt Earnest, and Brent Stephens
Framing Health Matters: The American Journal of Public Health, 2013, 103(4):e67-72
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2012

Progress and priorities in reducing indoor air pollution in developing countries
Ellison M. Carter, C. Matt Earnest, Elliott T. Gall, and Brent Stephens
Editorial: Indoor Air, 2012, 22:1-2
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2011

Home energy-efficiency retrofits
Brent Stephens, Ellison M. Carter, Elliott T. Gall, C. Matt Earnest, Diana E. Hun, Mark C. Jackson, and Elizabeth A. Walsh
Correspondence: Environmental Health Perspectives, 2011, 119(7):A283
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2009

Priorities in indoor environmental science and health, as students see them
Ellison M. Carter, C. Matt Earnest, Elliott T. Gall, Priscilla A. Guerrero, Diana E. Hun, Mark C. Jackson, James Lo, Brent Stephens, and Elizabeth A. Walsh
Editorial: Indoor Air, 2009, 19(6):444-445
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