Building Energy Efficiency & Indoor Environmental Quality
As building envelopes have become tighter to improve energy efficiency and meet the changes required by the new NC Building Code, it is important to understand the relationship between energy efficiency measures and indoor environment quality (IEQ). Potential impacts on IEQ depend upon several factors including contaminant generation and ventilation rates, construction methods, building pressure differences and airflow patterns.
This workshop will cover an integrated approach to building performance that addresses these inter-related issues. Participants will learn how to evaluate and address factors that can lead to common IEQ problems. Demonstrations will include blower door diagnostics and infrared thermography for quantifying air leakage and identifying heat transfer pathways, and air sampling methods and interpretation of results for evaluating building performance and IEQ.
Cost: $250 (lunch included)
Students in UNC system cost: $200
Location: Appalachian State University Campus, room to be announced
Time: 9:00am - 4:30 pm
Continuing Education Credits Offered: 7 LU|HSW, 4 BPI CEU
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion
Dr. Susan Doll
Dr. Susan Doll is an assistant professor in the building science program in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design.
Doll has received a three-year $696,810 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to compare air quality measures in homes in North Carolina mountain and coastal communities to see if weatherization affects the level of indoor air contaminants.
For more information on her research, click here.
Appalachian Energy Center
Appalachian State University