Considering that ASHRAE 62.2 is titled Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, then dilution must be the solution to indoor air pollution, right? FALSE! Efficiency programs have historically focused on rates of dilution, even though it is only one component of IAQ. In many areas, the outside air contains higher levels of small particulates than the air inside a house. Does introducing this air unfiltered make the IAQ better or worse? Recent research has shown the potential negative health implications of ultra-fine particulates and the importance of fresh air distribution. This class will focus on strategies to incorporate the four horsemen of IAQ: filtration, dilution, source control, and distribution. Participants will learn how to establish and maintain high levels of IAQ and not just check a box to determine air quality.
A Breath of Fresh Air: IAQ in Homes, Beyond Ventilation
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
2019 HPC Northwest Regional Conference & Trade Show
By attending this session, participants will:1. Discuss the importance of good filter placement/housing vs. MERV rating
2. Identify the top certifications and scores that may help convey the value proposition of good IAQ3. Reference current and upcoming resources for sourcing products and processes designed to maximize good IAQ beyond ventilation products