A Breath of Fresh Air - what makes an air tight building healthy for inhabitants?

Topic
Has the drive for energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint taken priority at the expense of our health?
Date
27 October 2020
Start Time
12.00pm AEDT
End Time
1.00pm AEDT
Venue
Live Webinar

In this live webinar, Proctor Group's indoor air quality guru, Andy Russell address this important topic, investigating the key qualitative and regulatory requirements, how other countries have failed or succeeded in addressing poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and what the future may hold for Australia in this area.


►  Please note that this webinar is included in ABSA's 2020 annual CPD packages. If you are a subscriber, do not register for this webinar here. (No refund can be provided and CPD points can only be claimed once)

Presentation Outline

Unhealthy buildings and the legacy of unhealthy occupants has been around long before we started to seal our buildings. This presentation introduces, in practical terms, how a well designed building enclosure allows for control and more effective means of delivery of quality air via appropriate approaches to ventilation.

In this one hour live webinar, the presenter investigates the key qualitative and regulatory requirements, how other countries have failed or succeeded in addressing poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and what the future may hold for Australia in this area.

 

About the Presenter   

Industry leading expert Andy Russell has worked in the field of condensation and indoor air quality in Europe with UK based building envelope specialists Proctor Group. Andy also worked in Japan for 7 years including a spell on secondment to Daiwa House, Japan’s largest housing manufacturer. He also conducted research into the performance of construction membranes at the Kyoto Institute of Technology.

Andy has been in Australia since 2007 and was a member of the group writing the first edition of the “Condensation Handbook” published in 2011 by the ABCB and presented across Australia on the subject to several industry associations and the Australian.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this presentation, attendees will:-

 

  • Understand the importance of ventilation for achieving good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) outcomes

  • Understand the health, productivity and cognitive risks of poor IAQ

  • Be familiar with indoor and outdoor sources of pollutants and contaminants

  • Know the different approaches to ventilation and consider suitability for each building, climate, occupancy & budget

  • Become familiar with current mandatory and voluntary guidelines for building ventilation

  • Understand the role played by effective ventilation in managing condensation risk

  • Consider the application of continuous exhaust ventilation paired with trickle ventilation to meet IAQ objectives

  • Discuss key issues affecting the specification of trickle ventilation devices

  • Know when and where to seek assistance

 

CPD Points

  • 1 x Category 2 CPD point

Upon completion of the accompanying quiz your CPD log will be updated accordingly. (Certificate of Attendance will be provided for non-members).

 

Registration

  • ABSA Members - $50 + GST

  • Non ABSA Members - $70 + GST

  • Registrations close 4.00pm (AEDT) Monday 26 October

This webinar will be hosted on the GoTo webinar platform. Registrants will receive an email containing details about how to get their link to join the webinar together with the link for the accompanying quiz once registrations have closed.

All those who complete the GoTo registration procedure will automatically be sent a copy of the webinar recording at the conclusion of the live event.