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We're running it again, Integrated HVAC Engineering: Mastering Comfort, Health, and Efficiency.

Humid Climate Conference
Austin, Texas
Hosted by Passive House Alliance, Austin and Passive House Institute US

Seminar Part 1: Thermal Comfort in Hot Humid Climates
Seminar Part 2: Exergy Efficiency: The Last Bastion of Sustainability and Earth Stewardship


Part 1. One would think an entire industry based on providing comfortable, healthy and safe environments should be able to easily describe how humans actually develop perceptions about indoor spaces. But as strange as it sounds course curriculum and building codes only address, “the hardware” and completely ignore, “the software”, that being the human factors. This program is all about the software and is the missing link connecting bodies to buildings. Subsection: Elderly, infirm, palliative care environments.

Part 2. The root of all evil in sustainability begins with the myth that 1st Law of Thermodynamics "energy efficiency is the end game". This conviction is masking the bigger problems associated with sustainability and reinforcing people beliefs that they are doing the right thing. In fact every time someone improves the energy efficiency of a building system, i.e. insulation and air-tightness etc. (good things) and is associated with combustion appliances, i.e. power plants, furnaces, boilers, water heaters etc. the less 2nd Law Thermodynamics “exergy efficiency” the system becomes (a bad thing) – it’s the greatest paradox of the 21st century...and an example of when two rights make a wrong.

Download Slides

Easy access password - limited time only = HHC2016.Bean

If you want to be informed of updates join our IEQ Linked-In discussion group.

Password protected: The files are password protected and available to conference attendees, ASHRAE members and members of our IEQ Linked-In discussion group.  There is no charge for the file but at the very least you must be a registered member of our discussion group.

Instructions to obtain the password - follow these exactly as stated, if we are not responding to your request see below, "Top 5 reasons why we may not have sent you the password".



Use these links


Download the files above



Go to the IEQ group and join up.
If you are already a member of our group go to Step 3
Note: we post notices in several Linked-In groups but we only manage password requests at the IEQ group, use link to right>>>

Go here to the IEQ Linked-In discussion group and request to join


In the IEQ group post this entire string of text:

"please send me the password for the
2016 Humid Climate Conference slides at this URL <
.Thermal.Comfort.htm#.Vzaf7JErK7M >

Go here to post your password request (please don't post requests in other Linked-In groups, our admin. people don't monitor them)


If you have questions please post them in the IEQ group. Before sending us private emails for assistance see our Services page>>

Post questions here in the IEQ group or go here for Services

Top 5 reasons why we may not have sent you the password:
1 You have not joined our IEQ group as per instruction step #2.
Why is this important? Linked-In does not allow us to send private emails to non-members.
2 You have not posted a password request at the IEQ group as per instruction step #3
3 You have not included the text string as per instruction step #3
4 You have sent us a private email requesting the password - see instruction step #3 and step #4
5 You have posted a request in another Linked-In discussion group - see instruction step #2

Background - we have well over 800 pages at the website many with course slides and spreadsheet tools. In order for us to manage who wants what and from where, our administrative team assigns a password to a URL and uses the IEQ Linked In group to manage the request. Additionally our email is backlogged to last year so sending us private emails requesting passwords for this years conference material is an exercise in futility...if you really want the resources - please follow the instructions.

For additional support visit our visitor service page.

Additional Reading

The Interaction and Connection between Buildings, HVAC System, and Indoor Environmental Quality
Human Factors in HVAC: Thermal Comfort and IAQ for Lifetime Housing


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