Indoor Air Quality in Affordable Housing: Issues, Occupant Perceptions and Solutions

Ventilation-system design and occupant behavior both significantly impact indoor air quality and consequently the health of occupants in affordable multi-family housing, that is increasingly being sited adjacent to highways and busy roadways in cities. We will present data from air quality measurements  conducted in over a dozen units, discuss indoor air quality and comfort survey results from ~40 units and lastly, engage the session’s participants in developing a content list for a guidance document aimed at design and implementation of best practices that will improve indoor air quality in affordable housing.

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Monday, February 28, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Room / Location:
Marina 2

CEU Information: 

Attendance for each full conference day offers 4.5 credit hours for both RESNET and MA CSL licensure.

CEU Credits: 

BPI: 1.5 Hours
GBCI: 1.5 Hours (BD+C, WELL)
NARI: 1.5 Hours
PHIUS: 1.5 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how outdoor-generated pollution impacts indoor air quality (IAQ) as well as the health of residents in housing near busy roadways
  • Describe health benefits of installing and maintaining ventilation systems that improve indoor air quality
  • Explain the difference between the IAQ impacts of whole building ventilation strategies versus individual-level behavioral interventions
  • Engage in discussions to populate a content list for guidance aimed at improving IAQ for residential buildings

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