Indoor Air Quality: Monitoring Strategies and Results for a Multifamily Passive House Project

We will present the IAQ monitoring program at the Finch Cambridge passive house development, first year results, and lessons learned at Finch and in attempting an IAQ monitoring program at another site.  IAQ monitoring in all common spaces and some apartments includes CO2 and radon, and in all apartments and common spaces total VOCs, temperature and humidity.  We will share the first 18 months of IAQ data for Finch and findings relative to temperature, CO2, humidity, and total VOCs. Finally, we will review how the IAQ monitoring program at Finch is used by property management staff to support ongoing operations.

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Monday, February 28, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Room / Location:
Marina 3

CEU Information: 

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

CEU Credits: 

BPI: 1 Hour
GBCI: 1 Hour (BD+C, ID+C, O+M, WELL)
NARI: 1 Hour
PHIUS: 1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most commonly used indicators for IAQ monitoring
  • Identify potential challenges to and opportunities for IAQ monitoring design in their own projects
  • Describe a common multifamily passive house strategy for ventilation system design intended to provide good IAQ with minimal controls
  • Summarize operations staff ongoing IAQ monitoring and tracking strategies

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