Breathing Freely: How HVAC Systems can Enhance Indoor Environmental and Air Quality

Breathing Freely: How HVAC Systems can Enhance Indoor Environmental and Air Quality

Join us in this one-hour course as we explore the constantly evolving concepts of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). These two terms have been around for years but have gained newfound importance due to the pandemic. We will review design standards related to IAQ and IEQ, with a focus on the nine foundations of a Healthy Building. We will identify HVAC products that are relevant to IAQ and IEQ and the important role thermal comfort and sound play in achieving a Healthy Building certifications.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Examine Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and evaluate the health and wellness benefits of designing projects that focus on IAQ & IEQ products, equipment and systems.
  2. Explore building codes, standards and wellness certifications and how a building can meet the criteria to get a health and wellness designation.
  3. Investigate the myriad of applications for IAQ and IEQ associated with HVAC systems that improve the wellbeing of building occupants and healthy building compliance.
  4. Illustrate how HVAC systems can help design professionals achieve healthy building standards that improve IAQ and IEQ by analyzing potential scenarios. In doing so we will highlight key ways HVAC systems contribute to health and wellness criteria.
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Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(23) Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Applicable Credits