Online educational resource on achieving indoor environmental quality with radiant based HVAC systems
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We're running it again, Integrated HVAC Engineering: Mastering Comfort, Health, and Efficiency.

2017 Home Performance Contracting Conference
Nashville, TN
Hosted by Home Performance Coalition

Seminars made possible with funding from Uponor.


Seminar Part 1: Indoor Air Quality 101
Seminar Part 2: Comfort & Diagnostics: How Can Auditors Use the ASHRAE 55 Standard?

Part I, Abstract: This presentation is for those who want or need to develop a basic foundation of knowledge around indoor air quality. It will look at the fundamentals of moisture management, radon mitigation, particulate control and managing off gassing from building materials. An introduction to the human factors will also be discussed to help participants understand the physiological systems impacted by the quality of air.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be able to explain the basic fields of study contributing to indoor air quality
2. Be able to describe four key areas of concern for occupants
3. Be able to summarize the impacts of poor indoor air quality on occupant

Part 2, Abstract: Discomfort - Unwanted - Dead or Alive: clients don’t want hot or cold floors, walls and ceilings; they don’t want high air velocities and cold drafts except in summer; and they don’t want dry air nor do they want to feel muggy. Temperature differences between surfaces and floor levels are also on their ‘unwanted’ list. Some occupants are all for adapting in an active house, others in a passive house, others not so much. From the Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man, “But what can a poor boy do?” Learn to use ASHRAE Standard 55 to diagnose and mitigate the “unwanted” conditions creating discomfort in your clients home.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be able to describe the 10 key metrics contributing to thermal discomfort
2. Be able to explain how discomfort metrics relate to building performance
3. Be able to perform risk assessment using online comfort tools

Download Slides

*Easy access password - limited time only = 2017.HPC.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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