Why are new Indoor Air Quality metrics needed?

How to choose air and water purification systems for a healthy home

About course:

Recent indoor air quality research is redefining the levels of pollutants that impact our health, cognition and productivity. The cost of poor air quality is staggering, exceeding the cost of a person’s annual energy requirements. Participants in this webinar will learn how poor indoor air quality impacts our health, productivity and cognition. Potential improvement of health, productivity and cognition relative to current ventilation standards will be discussed. New metrics that define cognition improvement and pollutant exposure are presented. Finally, field data from several homes using the new IAQ metrics are presented, with a comparison between homes with CERV smart ventilation and conventional “leaky” homes.


You'll learn:

  • Understand impact of carbon dioxide (CO2) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) on human performance
  • Learn levels of fresh air ventilation required to minimize CO2 and VOC human productivity degradation
  • Discuss new IAQ metrics that estimate human productivity relative to CO2 and VOC concentration levels
  • Compare new IAQ metrics for conventional homes and homes with smart ventilation

CEUs: 1.5hrs

State Architect / Builder License. GBCI Certified Green Professional (NARI & NAHB) AIA(HSW) AIBD Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP), PHIUS - CHPC.


Your Instructor


Green Home Institute
Green Home Institute

The GreenHome Institute is a 501 c3 non profit with a mission to empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the construction and renovation of the places we live. We have certified over 6,000 green homes and trained over 15,000 professionals in residential green building.


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