Skip to main content

A Healthy Building Blueprint: How To Improve Indoor Air Quality for Occupants

Description


About This Program

Thousands of chemicals and biological pollutants are found indoors, many of which are known to have negative health impacts for building occupants. According to the EPA, Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, where concentrations of pollutants are often much higher than those outside.

In this course, we explore strategies to improve indoor air quality. Our team identifies how specifying products that meet sustainable design criteria such as LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL can positively impact building occupants.

Finally, we discuss how design professionals can apply IAQ strategies to projects through successful implementation of standards that promote sustainable design and construction.

Session Takeaways

  • Identify sources of indoor air pollutants and discuss the impact of indoor air pollution on human health

  • Describe the benefits of maximizing indoor air quality that contributes to healthier indoor space and helps reduce the concentration of indoor air pollutants for occupants

  • Identify how specifying products that meet sustainable design criteria such as LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL can positively impact building occupants

  • Apply IAQ strategies to projects through successful implementation of standards that promote sustainable design and construction

Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.
AIA: 1.0 LU/HSW

Relevant Practices

Design/Engineering
Specifying/Information Management
Product Selection/Specification
Ownership/Property Management

Contributors

  • Scott Hughes, CSI, CDT

    Construction Design Manager, National Gypsum Company

    Scott Hughes, CSI, CDT is the Atlantic and Northeast Region Construction Design Manager for National Gypsum Company since 2006. He promotes National Gypsum’s architecturally specified products through education and technical consultation. Scott’s primary responsibilities are architectural specifications and presenting AIA approved education courses. Scott has been in the building products business for 26 years as an architectural sales representative in both the roofing and gypsum industry.

  • Pat Grotlisch, CSI, CDT, LEED Green Associate

    Construction Design Manager, National Gypsum Company

    Pat Grotlisch, CSI, CDT, LEED Green Associate is the West Region Construction Design Manager for National Gypsum Companysince 2013. She promotes National Gypsum’s architecturally specified products through education and technical consultation. Pat’s primary responsibilities are architectural specifications and presenting AIA approved education courses. Pat has been in the business of presenting to architects and specifiers for many years. She is currently a member of the Los Angeles Chapters of CSI, USGBC andAIA Long Beach.

August 17, 2022
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

Already Registered?
For Technical Support
(888) 705-6002
+1 (858) 201-4136*
*for callers residing outside of the United States