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  • 1. IAQ+Energy+Health=Ideal Amy Musser, Ph.D., P.E. Vandemusser Design, PLLC
  • 2. Indoor air quality – industrial hygeinemodel1. Avoid generating contaminants indoors when possible.2. Remove known contaminants where and when they happen.3. Dilute unknown and unavoidable contaminants. common sense, not rocket science.
  • 3. Avoid indoor contaminants No smoking policies Formaldehyde-free building products Low/no VOC products Mold remediation Asbestos Eliminate indoor combustion appliances
  • 4. Remove known contaminants where andwhen they happen. Bath and kitchen exhaust  Moisture  cooking byproducts Radon mitigation systems Direct-vented combustion appliances
  • 5. Dilute unknown and unavoidablecontaminants Natural infiltration  uses a lot of energy  air can come through attic, crawlspace, garage – is this clean?  pests use the same pathways Tight home + mechanical ventilation  efficient  reliable – does not depend on weather  can add filter or dehumidifier to system