Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: 5 Principles for a Healthy Home

September 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Residential Committee presents BYOL Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

  • 5 Principles For A Healthy Home, presented by Kristof Irwin, , P.E., M Eng., Lead Engineer and Principal of Positive Energy


Health is the new green - this message is seemingly everywhere these days. It's clear that a shift is underway in the way we think about our homes and buildings. A quality building does more than just use energy efficiently, it needs to provide for the occupants. This means recognizing that our clients will spend their time immersed in the air we create for them and that indoor air is a dominant exposure. Now is the time to get clear on how our homes and buildings relate to health, comfort and well-being and, more importantly, what to do about it.

There are myriad known and emerging contaminants that negatively impact occupants. This seminar will break this complex and daunting topic down into 5 clear and actionable principles.

The 5 Principles Of A Healthy Home:
(1) Start with a good enclosure
(2) Minimize indoor emissions
(3) Keep it dry
(4) Effectively capture particles
(5) Ventilate

This seminar will cover each step to make it clear why it matters and, more importantly, how to incorporate the benefits of this succinct  approach into design and delivery decisions. Once understood, these 5 concepts will help design and construction teams make decisions all along the project lifecycle.


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