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Brown Bag Series: Indoor Air Quality Considerations for High Performance Homes
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Brown Bag Series: Indoor Air Quality Considerations for High Performance Homes

As we strive to build high performance homes, we think about space, light, comfort, operational energy, the impacts of construction materials--and cost. We consider homes that successfully balance these factors “high performance homes.” So where does fresh, clean air fit into the puzzle? Ron Flax of Boulder County’s Land Use Department will present some of the challenges and opportunities of this rapidly evolving aspect of green building. Approved for 1.5 AIA LU/HSW and .75 BPI CEU

5/12/2015
When: Second Tuesdays
noon - 1:30pm
Where: Clerk and Recorder Office (Houston Room)
1750 33rd St
Boulder, Colorado  80301
United States
Presenter: Ron Flax
Contact: Colorado Green Building Guild


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Fresh clean air is the basis of life. As we strive to build high performance homes, we think about space, we think about light, we think about comfort, we think about operational energy, and we think about the impacts of construction materials - and we think about cost.  Homes that successfully balance these factors we consider “high performance homes.”

In this context: Where does fresh clean air fit into the puzzle?       

Ron Flax from the Boulder County’s Land Use Department will present some of the challenges and opportunities of this rapidly evolving aspect of green building. 

 

4 Learning Objectives:

1.      At the end of the course participants will understand the importance of high quality indoor air, and learn some of the most likely sources of pollutants of indoor air.

2.     At the end of the course participants will be able to identify six basic strategies to improve the quality of indoor air in our homes and businesses.

3.     At the end of the course participants will be able to compare a variety of strategies for addressing indoor air quality and understand how these choices interact with the larger design and construction process.  

4.     At the end of the course participants will understand the value of and how to approach basic methods of verifying that homes are constructed using “best practices” with regard to indoor air quality. 

 

Speaker Bio:   Ron Flax, RESNET, LEED AP, is the Building Sustainability Examiner for Boulder County where he manages the green building and energy initiatives of the Land Use Department. Previously he worked for Ron Flax Consulting, a Building Science based firm focused on improving our health and our environment.  Prior to this, Ron worked as a Project Manager for a local award winning design-build firm.  Ron has been a member of the sustainable building community for the past 18 years and has extensive hands-on experience in both design and construction, including the record setting deep energy retrofit of his South Boulder home.  He was the 2011 recipient of the Colorado Green Building Guild Leadership Award, the 2012 Conservationist of the Year from the Center for Resource Conservation, and in 2014 was recognized by the North Colorado Chapter of the AIA for Contribution to the Built Environment.   Ron frequently teaches on a wide range of green building and sustainability topics including energy, water, indoor air quality, and resource conservation. rflax@bouldercounty.org  

Cost:  FREE- Guild members

$20 non members

Approved for 1.5 AIA LU/HSW and .75 BPI CEUs


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