Indoor Air Quality: Health and Passive House Design Explored
Originally recorded live for the New Gravity Housing Conference on 8/5/2020
Passive House design environments are tailored around the metrics of comfort and health. For example its psychometric constraints, its elimination of condensation and continuous filtered fresh air speak to dependable indoor temperature and humidity, lack of mold growth and the elimination of pollen and pollution. This should produce not only comfortable but also healthy environments with potential to remediate many health problems that are related to the built environment.
This session will have discussions about and presentations of studies and pilot projects that have been done that allow us to better understand the relationships between Passive House Design and resident health and will include presentations by specialists. The presentations will begin from the broad issues surrounding Indoor Air Quality, to the specifics of the reduction of Asthma triggers, supportive inner city initiatives will be enumerated and the conclusion will speculate on research still needed to definitively establish Passive House design as a significant health benefit for its residents.
- Timmy Aziz | RA, CPHC | Professor | Maryland Institute College of Art, Dept. of Architectural Design
- Monte Paulsen | EA, CPHC, PHI Building Certifier | Passive House Specialist | RDH Building Science Inc.
- Tom Phillips | Senior Development Manager, Retired | Seattle Housing Agency
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