Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Health and Well-Being Academy
Interior air quality (AIQ) is a key component for healthy building design and overall occupant health and comfort. Given the overwhelming amount of time we, as a society, spend indoors, architects, designers, and builders need to account for indoor air quality to minimize the threat of building-related illness, including fatigue, irritation and headaches as well as severe ailments related to chemical exposure. This course will examine several projects where interior air quality is prioritized through every phase of the design process, with discussions including VOC content and emissions, following an interior air quality (IAQ) plan, and the multiple ways that designing for proper ventilation and breathability can make the indoor space a healthier and safer place to live, work and play.
- Identify specific systems, materials and finishes incorporated into the highlighted projects relative to increasing interior air quality.
- Discuss ways in which interior air quality affects the health, safety and well-being of building occupants, as described in the project descriptions presented.
- Describe strategies to improve ventilation and filtration in buildings, and how best practices to enhance and manage indoor air quality is an important part of operating a LEED building, particularly within the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Explain how current interior design trends are influenced by the growing need for better interior air quality in a range of project types.