Charlene Bayer | U.S. Green Building Council
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Charlene Bayer

Marietta, GA

Dr. Charlene W. Bayer is the Chairman and Chief Science Officer at Hygieia
Sciences LLC, founded to commercialize her technology for detecting human
diseases from breath and her advanced indoor air quality research. She is the
current chair of the ASHRAE TC2.3. She is the Vice Chair of the EQ
TAG, as well as the past Vice Chair of the Research Committee, a member
of the IAQ Performance workgroup, and a past Senior Research Fellow for
Materials and Healthy Buildings at USGBC. She also is a member of the US
General Services Administration Green Building Advisory Committee, serving as
co-chair of the Green Leasing Task Group. She is a Principal Research
Scientist Emeritus at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Over the last 30+
years, her research has spanned the gamut of the indoor environment. she has
led research programs investigating many aspects of the indoor environment,
exposures, and health impacts, such as asthma exacerbation., such as building
diagnostics; product emissions; contaminant sources identification and
control; air cleaner technology development; strategic ventilation
strategies; effects of airborne exposures on asthma and respiratory health;
schools indoor air quality; real-time instrumentation development, methods
development for airborne species; methodology development for measurement of
gas-phase filtration removal efficiency; indoor air quality management plans
development; and interfacing indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Her
research is conducted for a wide variety of industrial and governmental
sponsors much of this research being multi-university/partner research
efforts. Her research team has investigated indoor environmental quality in
more than 50 buildings and 30 schools. Her recent research is developing
breath analysis as a method to detect the presence of breast and lung cancer
and other health status states, and to measure personal body burdens as a
result of environmental exposures. Dr. Bayer is the holder of multiple
patents and is the author and presenter of more than 150 technical papers,
including one of the co-authors of the National Academies of Science report,
Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S.
from Emory University in and a B.S. from Baylor University in Chemistry.