Indoor Climate Research & Training
The Indoor Climate Research & Training (ICRT) program is part of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), a division of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois. The program began when the University of Illinois received a grant to establish a training center for those involved in the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP). The program now has expanded to additional areas such as:
- Training and certifying assessors and others from community action agencies throughout the state who perform weatherization work on qualifying residences.
- Performing indoor air quality research on lead in paints and radon mitigation.
- Evaluating impacts of different ventilation standards on human health in homes receiving energy-focused retrofits.
- Evaluating the energy savings and indoor air quality impacts of retrofits performed under the Weatherization Assistance Program.
- Developing training curricula for the national home performance industry.
ICRT is headquartered in Research Park at 2111 S. Oak Street,
Suite 106 in Champaign.
The building also contains a state-of-the-art classroom and HVAC lab.