Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) CEU Web Series -Part 2

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August 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webinar - Zoom

Brought to you by the Committee On The Environment

AIA Houston COTE Committee Web Series

Design Principles for Architects: Part 2 - Living in Clean Healthy Air 

Our bodies interact with indoor environments in many ways. What we do indoors continuously impacts the quality of the air we breathe. Maintaining fresh, healthy air inside our homes and buildings is not complicated, nor is it prohibitively costly. Designing for IAQ does require us to pay attention to the relevant systems and remain engaged and informed as decisions are made. Designing for heating and cooling is incomplete. Air conditioning is far more than just making air cold. "Conditioning" implies conditioned for a purpose, and in the case of indoor environments, the purpose is human health. This is the second of a two-part seminar series and provides the information needed for architects to lead their clients and project teams through the decision-making process for the mechanical systems that deliver high-quality indoor air.


Topic: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Series: Design Principles for Architects Part 2 | Living In Clean, Healthy Air

AIA Credit: 1.0 HSW/LU

Date: August 13

Time: Noon - 1:00pm (CST)

COST: All AIA members experiencing hardship (loss of work, reduced pay) as a result of COVID 19, may attend these sessions FREE. Please email Rhonda for hardship request.

  • AIA or AIA Assoc Member - $10
  • Affiliate Member - $10
  • Non-Member - $25
  • Request Hardship Consideration / AIA Members - $0

Registration is required.  Instructions will be emailed to all registrants the day before the presentation.


Speaker: Kristof Irwin, PE, M. Eng., Principal

Kristof Irwin, P.E., M Eng., is the principal of Positive Energy. In that role he works to rethink the way society delivers conditioned space to itself and recognizes the potential of homes and buildings to impact human and planetary thriving. Kristof’s background includes 12 years of experience as a custom builder (including deep energy retrofits and zero-net energy projects) and 11 years as a building science consultant. He worked for 14 years as an engineer, research scientist, and physicist for government and university research labs. He is active in the local and national high-performance building community including his role as past Chair of AIA Austin’s Building Enclosure Committee, Advisor to the AIA Austin COTE Committee, as well as several ASHRAE committees - ASHRAE TC-2.1 (Physiology & Human Environment), ASHRAE SSPC-55 (Thermal comfort), ASHRAE SSPC-62.2 (Ventilation/IAQ) - and serves on the Board of Passive House Austin Chapter (PHAUS). Kristof hosts The Building Science Podcast to promote education, advocacy and understanding for the public and within the AEC industry.