Green Building and Indoor Air Quality                     John P. Lapotaire, CIEC        Council Certified Indoor Environm...
Why Build Green?In the United States, buildings account for:39 percent of total energy use12 percent of the total water co...
When you build green,1. You take affordable housing to the next level of   performance.2. You give owners and residents mo...
Green Predictions“As of 2006, 50% of Builders are focusingtheir attention on green building issues”             National A...
Consumer Motivation              Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   5 OF 42                   www.FloridaIAQ.com
How Do You Define Green?              Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   6 OF 42                   www.FloridaIAQ.com
Varying Performance Levels               Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   7 OF 42                    www.FloridaIAQ.com
Green Home Programs             Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   8 OF 42                  www.FloridaIAQ.com
Innovation and Design               Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   9 OF 42                    www.FloridaIAQ.com
Sustainable Sites / Location                Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   10 OF 42                     www.FloridaI...
Water Efficiency                   Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   11 OF 42                        www.FloridaIAQ.com
Energy and Atmosphere              Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   12 OF 42                   www.FloridaIAQ.com
Materials and Resources               Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   13 OF 42                    www.FloridaIAQ.com
Indoor Environmental Quality               Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   14 OF 42                    www.FloridaIAQ...
Indoor Air Quality in Homes Indoor Air Pollutants May Be 100 Times Higher Than  Outdoor. People Spend As Much As 90% of ...
IAQ Problem Indicators Symptoms Are Widespread Within A Certain Area. Symptoms Disappear When Homeowners Leave  The Home...
IAQ Health Effects Symptoms of Certain Diseases, Including  Asthma, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, and  Humidifier Fever, ...
IAQ Health Effects In Contrast, There Are Situations In Which  Building Occupants Experience Symptoms That  Do Not Fit Th...
IAQ Reported Symptoms Mucous Membrane Irritation (Watery Or Dry Eyes,  Nasal Irritation). Rhinitis (Runny, Stuffy Nose)....
IAQ Undefined Health Symptoms Occupants May Suffer From any or all the Following  Symptoms:    Dry or Burning Mucous Mem...
IAQ Contributing Factors Inadequate Ventilation. Air Contamination. Water Intrusion Contamination from Indoor Contami...
Factors Affecting IAQCOMPOSITION OF OUTDOOR AIR:                         78.1% OXYGEN                            20.9% MIN...
Factors Affecting IAQSOURCES OF POOR OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY: Contaminated Outdoor Air Entering The Home. Pesticide Applicat...
Factors Affecting IAQMAN MADE SOURCES OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Adhesives. Pesticides. Air Fresheners. Copy Machines...
Volatile Organic Compounds VOC’sCOMPOUNDS RELEASED (From Previous Slide): Caustic Aerosols. Volatile Organic Compounds....
Building Product VOC’sBUILDING SOURCES OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Plastics. Sealants. Insulating Materials. Glues And...
IAQ and HVACHVAC SOURCES OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Air Conditioners. Clogged Air Filters. Improper Air Filters. Vent...
IAQ and NatureBIOLOGICAL SOURCES OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Dust Mites. Pollens. Yeasts. Mold.   Dust Mite    Yeast C...
IAQ Healthy HomesSTRATEGIES FOR HEALTHY BUILDINGS: Engineering Controls. Good Building Design Proper Maintenance. Admi...
IAQ Engineering ControlsENGINEERING CONTROLS Substitute Off-gassing Building Materials. No Urea-formaldehyde Foam Insula...
Controlling IAQENGINEERING CONTROLS Cover Materials That Can Off-gas. Seal Cracks In Construction. Limit Smoking To Cer...
IAQ DesignDESIGN, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE: Design Interior Spaces To Provide Good Air Flow. Consider Potential Heat Loads...
IAQ Administrative ControlsADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS (Nonregulatory Approaches): Develop In-house Expertise In Air Quality ...
Builder IAQ ManagementBUILDER CONTROLS (Non-regulatory Approaches): Determine Requirements For Specific Contaminant  Sour...
How Much Does A Green Home Cost?              Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   35 OF 42                   www.FloridaI...
Homeowner BenefitsHealthier Indoor EnvironmentMore ComfortableMore Durable30 – 60% More Energy-EfficientMore Environmental...
Builder Benefits 1. Reduced Cost       * Fewer Call-Backs       * Increased Customer Satisfaction       * Increased Referr...
Who is IAQ Solutions?IAQ Solutions IAQS was established by a Homebuilder forHomebuilders to provide the Homebuilding indus...
How Can IAQS Help You? 1. Certified IAQ Healthy Home 2. Indoor Air Quality Testing 3. Quality Control Inspections 4. Produ...
IAQ Solutions and the USGBCIAQ Solutions Professionals can assist you in obtainingUSGBC LEED EQ 3.1 or 3.2 Credit for your...
Thank You for Participating in Our Green Building & IAQ Training If you have any questions concerning the   course materia...
Thank You“Healthier Air Starts Here”            Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS   42 OF 42                 www.FloridaI...
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  1. 1. Green Building and Indoor Air Quality John P. Lapotaire, CIEC Council Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant ACAC CIEC #0711048 Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 1 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  2. 2. Why Build Green?In the United States, buildings account for:39 percent of total energy use12 percent of the total water consumption68 percent of total electricity consumption38 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 2 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  3. 3. When you build green,1. You take affordable housing to the next level of performance.2. You give owners and residents more comfortable homes that cost less to operate, last longer, and keep occupants healthy.3. You keep current with leading building techniques and gain valuable experience with a team approach that improves design and construction.4. And of course, you help improve our environment as your buildings become more efficient, use less resources, and reduce their impact. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 3 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  4. 4. Green Predictions“As of 2006, 50% of Builders are focusingtheir attention on green building issues” National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) March, 2006“Between 40% and 50% of the homes builtin 2010 are expected to be green” National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) March, 2007 Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 4 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  5. 5. Consumer Motivation Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 5 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  6. 6. How Do You Define Green? Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 6 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  7. 7. Varying Performance Levels Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 7 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  8. 8. Green Home Programs Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 8 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  9. 9. Innovation and Design Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 9 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  10. 10. Sustainable Sites / Location Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 10 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  11. 11. Water Efficiency Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 11 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  12. 12. Energy and Atmosphere Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 12 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  13. 13. Materials and Resources Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 13 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  14. 14. Indoor Environmental Quality Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 14 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  15. 15. Indoor Air Quality in Homes Indoor Air Pollutants May Be 100 Times Higher Than Outdoor. People Spend As Much As 90% of Their Time Indoors. Short and Long Term Health Effects Can Result From Poor Indoor Air Quality. Training Is Essential to Maintaining IAQ And Safety. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 15 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  16. 16. IAQ Problem Indicators Symptoms Are Widespread Within A Certain Area. Symptoms Disappear When Homeowners Leave The Home. Symptom Onset Is Sudden After Some Change At The Home. - Such As: Painting Or Pesticide Application, Storm. Persons With Allergies, Asthma, Or Chemical Sensitivities Have Reactions Indoors But Not Outdoors. A Doctor Has Diagnosed An Occupant As Having An Indoor Air-Related Illness. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 16 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  17. 17. IAQ Health Effects Symptoms of Certain Diseases, Including Asthma, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, and Humidifier Fever, Can Appear Soon After Exposure to Some Indoor Air Pollutants. When Symptoms of Diagnosable Illness Can Be Attributed Directly to Airborne Building Contaminants, They Are Referred to As Building- Related Illness. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 17 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  18. 18. IAQ Health Effects In Contrast, There Are Situations In Which Building Occupants Experience Symptoms That Do Not Fit The Pattern Of Any Particular Illness. This Phenomenon, Referred To By Some As Sick Building Syndrome, Is Often Temporary. Some Buildings Have Long Term Problems. Frequently, Problems Result When A Building Is Operated Or Maintained In A Manner That Is Inconsistent With Its Original Design Or Prescribed Operating Procedures. Air Handling Equipment That Is Improperly Maintained Or Operated Can Sometimes Be The Problem. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 18 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  19. 19. IAQ Reported Symptoms Mucous Membrane Irritation (Watery Or Dry Eyes, Nasal Irritation). Rhinitis (Runny, Stuffy Nose). Skin Rashes Or Other Dermatological Problems. Fatigue, Headaches Or Other Neurological Problems Nausea, Diarrhea, Or Other Gastrointestinal Problems. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 19 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  20. 20. IAQ Undefined Health Symptoms Occupants May Suffer From any or all the Following Symptoms:  Dry or Burning Mucous Membranes.  Stuffy or Runny Nose.  Fatigue or Lethargy.  Forgetfulness.  Headache.  Irritability.  Dizziness.  Sneezing.  Nausea. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 20 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  21. 21. IAQ Contributing Factors Inadequate Ventilation. Air Contamination. Water Intrusion Contamination from Indoor Contamination from Outdoor Sources. Other Nonpollutant Stressors Such As:  Temperature.  Humidity.  Lighting. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 21 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  22. 22. Factors Affecting IAQCOMPOSITION OF OUTDOOR AIR: 78.1% OXYGEN 20.9% MINOR CONSTITUENTS - Noble Gases (Helium, Neon..) - Methane. - Carbon Dioxide. - Water Vapor. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 22 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  23. 23. Factors Affecting IAQSOURCES OF POOR OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY: Contaminated Outdoor Air Entering The Home. Pesticide Applications. Contaminated Soil Off-gassing Into Air. Contaminated Emissions From Nearby Industrial Plants. Motor Vehicle Exhaust Entering Building. Emissions From Soil Can Result In:  Elevated Levels Of Radon Gas.  Other Radioactive Contaminants.  Volatile Organic Compounds In The Source Air. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 23 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  24. 24. Factors Affecting IAQMAN MADE SOURCES OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Adhesives. Pesticides. Air Fresheners. Copy Machines. Paints And Supplies. Cleaners And Waxes. Dry Cleaned Fabrics And Furnishings. Paper Products And Printed Materials. Cosmetics And Personal Care Products. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 24 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  25. 25. Volatile Organic Compounds VOC’sCOMPOUNDS RELEASED (From Previous Slide): Caustic Aerosols. Volatile Organic Compounds. Alcohols. Ketones. Ethers. Esters. Aliphatic and Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Aldehyde’s Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 25 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  26. 26. Building Product VOC’sBUILDING SOURCES OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Plastics. Sealants. Insulating Materials. Glues And Adhesives. Electrical Equipment. Pressed Wood Products. Floor And Wall Coverings. Radon From Construction Materials. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 26 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  27. 27. IAQ and HVACHVAC SOURCES OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Air Conditioners. Clogged Air Filters. Improper Air Filters. Ventilation Systems. Heat Recovery Ventilators. Poorly Maintained Humidifiers. Dehumidifiers Used Improperly. Carbon Monoxide From Heaters. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 27 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  28. 28. IAQ and NatureBIOLOGICAL SOURCES OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Dust Mites. Pollens. Yeasts. Mold. Dust Mite Yeast Cells Pollen Mold Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 28 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  29. 29. IAQ Healthy HomesSTRATEGIES FOR HEALTHY BUILDINGS: Engineering Controls. Good Building Design Proper Maintenance. Administrative Controls. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 29 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  30. 30. IAQ Engineering ControlsENGINEERING CONTROLS Substitute Off-gassing Building Materials. No Urea-formaldehyde Foam Insulation With Fiberglass. No Combustion Appliances. Replace Portable Vacuums With Central System. Replace Pesticides With Physical Or Biological Controls. Increase Efficiency Of Existing HVAC Systems. Properly Maintain Existing HVAC Systems. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 30 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  31. 31. Controlling IAQENGINEERING CONTROLS Cover Materials That Can Off-gas. Seal Cracks In Construction. Limit Smoking To Certain Protected Areas. Use Solvents And Other Chemicals Outdoors. Use Pesticides When People Are Not Present. Allow Construction Areas To “Settle” Before Reoccupying. Use Best Available Technology In Air Filtration and HVAC. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 31 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  32. 32. IAQ DesignDESIGN, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE: Design Interior Spaces To Provide Good Air Flow. Consider Potential Heat Loads Due To Sunlight Penetration. Use Low Contaminant-emitting Building Materials. Design HVAC To Exhaust Contaminants From Known Sources. Incorporate Best Available Technology Into Air Controls. Distribute Outdoor Ventilation Air Throughout The Building. Consider Good Energy Management Techniques. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 32 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  33. 33. IAQ Administrative ControlsADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS (Nonregulatory Approaches): Develop In-house Expertise In Air Quality Controls. Develop Written Protocols For Air Quality Control. Develop Written Preventative Maintenance Procedures. Ensure Warranty Personnel And Supervisors Are Trained. Obtain Proper Operational Data From HVAC Manufacturers. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 33 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  34. 34. Builder IAQ ManagementBUILDER CONTROLS (Non-regulatory Approaches): Determine Requirements For Specific Contaminant Sources. Know Which Sources Are Banned Or Restricted. Keep Up With The Latest Regulatory Requirements For Systems. Keep Testing And Certifications Up To Date. Ensure Labeling Is Up To Date For Potential Contaminants. Use Certified Personnel To Test For Current Compliance. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 34 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  35. 35. How Much Does A Green Home Cost? Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 35 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  36. 36. Homeowner BenefitsHealthier Indoor EnvironmentMore ComfortableMore Durable30 – 60% More Energy-EfficientMore Environmentally Responsible Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 36 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  37. 37. Builder Benefits 1. Reduced Cost * Fewer Call-Backs * Increased Customer Satisfaction * Increased Referral Rate 2. Increased Revenue *Higher Close Rate *More Sales 3. Higher Profits Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 37 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  38. 38. Who is IAQ Solutions?IAQ Solutions IAQS was established by a Homebuilder forHomebuilders to provide the Homebuilding industry withaffordable solutions for Residential Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).IAQ Solutions is dedicated to providing our Builders with thehighest level of professional Indoor Air Quality Servicesavailable.At IAQ Solutions, we are committed to ensuring thehomes our Builders deliver meet the highest standardof indoor Air Quality for their valued Home Buyers. Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 38 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  39. 39. How Can IAQS Help You? 1. Certified IAQ Healthy Home 2. Indoor Air Quality Testing 3. Quality Control Inspections 4. Product Failure Inspections 5. Water Intrusion Inspections 6. Indoor Air Quality Inspections 7. Building Diagnostic Inspections Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 39 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  40. 40. IAQ Solutions and the USGBCIAQ Solutions Professionals can assist you in obtainingUSGBC LEED EQ 3.1 or 3.2 Credit for your bronze, silver orplatinum certification.The LEED IAQ EQ 3.1 Credit requires the development andimplementation of a Construction IAQ Management Planduring construction.The LEED IAQ EQ 3.2 Credit requires an IAQManagement Plan for the pre-occupancy phase afterconstruction is complete and immediately prior tooccupancy by either: 1. Conducting a Two-Week Building Flush-out 2. IAQ Testing Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 40 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  41. 41. Thank You for Participating in Our Green Building & IAQ Training If you have any questions concerning the course material we have just covered? Please contact John or Lydia Lapotaire John 321-229-2778 Lydia 407-383-9459 John@FloridaIAQ.com Lydia@FloridaIAQ.com www.FloridaIAQ.com Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 41 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  42. 42. Thank You“Healthier Air Starts Here” Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS 42 OF 42 www.FloridaIAQ.com

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