Indoor Environmental Quality

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One of the highest priorities for many new home buyers is a healthier indoor environment, so knowledgeable builders, remodelers and designers can often reap extra profits or establish a market niche by producing homes with improved indoor environmental quality. Building industry professionals who do not follow sound indoor environmental quality practices run the potential risk of costly callbacks and, in worst-case scenarios, possible legal action. This module covers indoor environmental quality strategies such as the reduction or elimination of potential sources of pollutants, control of pollutants, filtration of pollutants and mitigation of radon. This module is part of the High Performance Building for Building Professionals course.

Member Price: $49.00
Nonmember Price: $79.00
  • One of the highest priorities for many buyers of new homes is a healthier indoor environment, so knowledgeable builders, remodelers and designers can often reap extra profits or establish a market niche by producing homes with improved indoor environmental quality. Building industry professionals who do not follow sound indoor environmental quality practices run the potential risk of costly callbacks and, in worst case scenarios, possible legal action. This module covers indoor environmental quality strategies such as the reduction or elimination of potential sources of pollutants, control of pollutants, filtration of pollutants and mitigation of radon.

    By completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe ways to reduce or eliminate pollutant sources to improve the indoor environmental quality of a home.
    • Describe ways to control pollutants to achieve indoor environmental quality.
    • Explain the optimal means to filtrate pollutants from indoor environments.
    • Explain radon testing options and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-recommended foundation design and construction methods that facilitate post-construction radon removal or entry reduction.
    • List mandatory and innovative indoor environmental quality practices acknowledged in the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS).

    This module is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education and qualifies for 1 LU/HSW Hour.

    Module ID: HPBBP07

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1 hour toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP,  GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, and MIRM.

    NAHB Designations:
    CGA, CGB, CGP, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP 

    AIA continuing ducation logoThe National Association of Home Builders is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems.  Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.  Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

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