Healthy Building Systems: Energy, Moisture & Materials

Aug 14 2015


As building envelopes have become tighter to save energy and meet the changes required by the new NC Building Code, it is important to understand the potential impact of energy efficiency on indoor environment quality (IEQ). Tighter buildings can trap moisture resulting in mold growth, and inadequate ventilation leads to elevated contaminant concentrations, that may impact occupant health.

This workshop will cover an integrated approach to building performance that explains the relationship between energy and IEQ, and how construction methods, materials, building pressure differences and airflow patterns influence moisture and contaminant generation/removal rates that ultimately determine the quality of indoor environments and health of building occupants. Participants will learn about observational diagnostic techniques and energy rating systems, and demonstrations will include IEQ monitoring methods and interpretation of results, that can be used to assess energy, moisture, and material related issues in existing buildings.

Cost: $250*   (lunch included)
*Early Registration Cost: $200 - Register by close of business day July24th to receive discount
Students in UNC system Cost: $200**
**Student Early Registration Cost: $175

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Reich College of Education, Room 329. Park at College Street Parking Deck - attendant will let you in. See map below.
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 7 LU|HSW, 7 PDH, NCBI 7 CE to maintain designation
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 Doll's research, click here.

Ball and Doll



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