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Healthy Building Systems: Energy, Moisture & Materials Workshop
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When: August 14, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Appalachian Energy Center
Boone, NC 
Contact: Janet Miller

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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. (see website for continuing education credits offered)

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