Building Energy Efficiency & Indoor Environmental Quality

Oct 03 2014


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.

The focus of the workshop is operational issues after design and construction are completed, and Susan will be sharing results from her PhD thesis - Determination of Limiting Conditions for Fungal Growth in the Built Environment.

Cost: $250*   (lunch included)
*Early Registration Cost: $200 - Register by close of business day September 12th to receive discount
Students in UNC system cost: $200**
**Student Early Registration Cost: $175

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Room 329 in the College of Education Building. Park at College Street Parking Deck directly across from building (Parking attendant will allow you into parking deck). See map below.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30 pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 7 LU|HSW, 4 BPI CEU, 7 PDH
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion


Dr. Susan Doll
Dr. Lee Ball

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.     

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