Category Archives: ICRT

Take a Good Look at the Bad Old Days, and How Science Saved the Future

The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) gathered together many of the original leaders of the effort to get a handle on hazardous pollution in the environment.   It was a valuable window into the spirit … Continue reading

ISTC’s Indoor Climate Research and Training group recruiting homeowner for research study

The Indoor Climate Research and Training (ICRT) group at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center is recruiting for the final house in a five house study of how contaminants migrate from attached garages into living spaces.  The house must be a … Continue reading

Protect Your Pipes During Polar Vortex

  As the polar vortex prepared to plunge temperatures south of zero degrees Saturday, the Champaign News Gazette busted a myth about frozen water pipes.   Pipes don’t burst when ice expands inside the pipe, according to ISTC Senior Research … Continue reading

Homes Needed for Indoor Air Quality Research

Air quality inside our homes is one of the leading areas of concern by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Garages, where we store our cars, often also house all types of solvents, paints and other chemicals, are of particular … Continue reading

First Training Accreditation to Improve Home Weatherization in Illinois

Training programs for Energy Auditors and Quality Control Inspectors at the University of Illinois’ Indoor Climate Research & Training (ICRT) program have been awarded accreditation by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc.(IREC).   The ICRT energy conservation training programs are … Continue reading

Grand Opening of the Indoor Climate Research & Training Facility

  The new Indoor Climate Research & Training (ICRT) program training facility was completed earlier this month and ISTC hosted an invitation only Grand Opening Ceremony.  Dr. Manohar Kulkarni (ISTC Director) and Paul Francisco (Research Engineer and Program Leader for ICRT) kicked … Continue reading

Science & Technology at the Market

This fall the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois will be presenting information about several of its research and outreach projects at Urbana’s Market at the Square. Topics include: • September 22 – Waste Biomass Projects: … Continue reading

Indoor Climate program launches new website.

A new website for the Indoor Climate Research & Training (ICRT) program is now live. It is available at http://www.indoorclimate.istc.illinois.edu. The ICRT program is part of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), a division of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) … Continue reading