Handling Humidity – Your Project’s Health Depends on It!

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Moisture in buildings must be properly managed for our health and well being. Too little moisture creates discomfort while too much can result in mold and associated environmental illnesses. We concentrate on how much moisture must managed in a home due to climatic, construction, occupancy and ventilation variations. We discuss different methods for dehumidifying and humidifying air, and methods for determining humidity level of indoor air. The moisture and energy benefits of “smart” ventilation over constant flow ventilation (ASHRAE 62.2-2016 table) are discussed. Finally, we examine annual energy performance of a humidity managed home.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in

LEED Accredited Professional - HOMES & GA
Certified Passive House Consultant - CPHC
Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) 
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
AIBD
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable

Lessons Learned
1) Understand human generated and human activity addition of moisture to a home
2) Learn basics of infiltration and ventilation transport of moisture into and out of a home as it relates to LEED V4 BD+C Homes EQ Enhanced Ventilation 
3) Discuss climatic trends based on geographic location and time-of-year as it relates to LEED V4 BD+C Homes EQ Enhanced Ventilation 
4) Learn simple method for calculation moisture balance in a home and overall energy impact of moisture in home performance as it relates to LEED V4 BD+C Homes EQ Balancing of Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems

Session sponsor:

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 Instructor: Ty Newell

 

Ty is a co-owner and co-founder of Build Equinox, a company devoted to inventing technologies for healthy, comfortable and sustainable living. He retired from the University of Illinois in 2007 as an Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering, having advised 70 masters and doctoral graduate students, and is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering. Ty's degrees are in mechanical engineering (BS,'74, University of Michigan and MS/PhD, '78/'80, University of Utah). He has lectured around the world on indoor air quality, comfort, solar energy, building energy efficiency, and resource conservation including keynote addresses at the Solar Energy Society of India's 25th Silver Jubilee in Hyderabad and at the TTMD Conference (Turkish ASHRAE) in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina, an Ercotaf Scholar (European Union) at the EPFL in Lausanne Switzerland, a United Nations Workshop Leader in Beijing China, and an Academic Leader at the Tec de Monterrey Institute in Queretaro Mexico. Ty lives in a 100% solar powered home in Urbana Illinois that features automated fresh air control (CERV), two Electric Vehicles (Ford Focus EV and Ford C-Max Energi, also 100% solar energy powered), and is the first home within an Illinois municipality to be permitted for rainwater harvesting use. Build Equinox is located in a 4500sqft Morton building in Urbana IL that is also 100% solar powered.

 

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