Compromising Occupants' Health in Buildings

By Australian Living
continuing professional development

Nov. 8, 2013

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 Strickland Street, Rose Bay NSW 2029

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Energy and aesthetics are becoming the focal point of building designers, builders and home owners, with little consideration to Indoor Air Quality. Conserving energy is important and so is occupant's health.  There is mounting research and case studies undertaken verifying the cause for concern, within the home environment leading to poor indoor air quality.

People spend almost 90% of their time indoors (work and home), it is paramount that the internal air quality is good to protect occupant's health.

To achieve a sustainable building, energy and indoor air quality has to work together and not in isolation. A balance has to be reached between energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

This presentation discusses the growing concern with indoor air quality exacerbated by Tight House Syndrome which also leads to moisture problems, interstitial and surface condensation, which is conducive to microbial growth with elevated levels of mould spores.

Learning outcomes: the three rings of sustainable buildings and importance; energy measures that can be contributing to moisture and indoor air quality; indoor pollutants of concern; health risks associated with indoor pollutants; results of indoor tests performed on buildings; mitigating indoor air quality risks.

Presenter: Krishna Munsami is a Charted Building Professional with 40 years experience in built environment (residential and commercial).




Anthony Lieberman