International Builders' Show
January 21 - 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
JAN 21-23, 2020

Managing Indoor Air Quality: The Key to a Healthier House [DEMO]

Thursday, February 21 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM

Event Type: Live Demo

Location: LVCC - High Performance Building Zone - N135, N145

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Matt Whitbeck  | Kevin Ireton  | Gord Cooke

What It's About:

A demo at the 2017 HPBZHow do you ensure healthier and safer indoor environments when your clients don’t want to open windows all year round? It starts with selecting low-VOC building materials and assembling them correctly. Then, you need a set of lungs for the house, in other words, an ERV or HRV that brings in fresh air and expels stale air without a huge energy penalty. In this demonstration, we’ll talk about how to reduce toxins and maximize fresh air in a high performance house.

What You’ll See and Learn:

Attendees examine the frame built at the 2017 HPBZ

  • How material choice affects indoor air quality and what materials to avoid
  • Understanding combustion processes and make-up air and how much ventilation is needed to ensure proper air quality control
  • The simplest of ventilation systems: exhaust-only ventilation
  • Installing an energy recovery ventilator (ERV or HRV)

Learn more about the HPBZ Demo Stage & Building Performance Lab.

How to Participate:

Attendees watch a demo at the 2017 HPBZDemos and activities in the High Performance Building Zone are free to attend and no pre-registration is required. To participate, please visit the HPBZ at the date, time and location indicated above. Seating will be available.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)

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