IAQ & Healthy Homes
It is well established that you can build a super-tight new home and still get excellent IAQ through smart design, quality installation, regular maintenance, and correctly operating the home. Retrofitting existing homes is the proverbial other hand: lots of inherited problems, often without good solutions. This session will discuss the challenges of trying to upgrade existing buildings while providing good IAQ, offer suggestions about how to prioritize the key issues and present solutions that are widely relevant. The presenters will bring their extensive knowledge of underlying building science and relevant literature along with years of experience addressing IAQ issues during retrofits. We are looking for YOU to bring your questions, suggested best practices, and cringe-worthy anecdotes of building failure and occupants going rogue.