Interested in taking a proactive approach to protecting indoor air quality (IAQ) while boosting energy efficiency in your multifamily building? This webinar will take you through the steps of getting started. You’ll learn how to integrate energy management activities (including a retrofit or other building upgrade project) and IAQ protection activities using the recommendations in EPA’s Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Multifamily Building Upgrades. Use of these guidelines can lead to substantial improvements in IAQ and cost savings. To learn more about protecting IAQ in your home please visit the EPA’s Indoor Environments Division website on remodeling and energy upgrades here.
By attending this webinar, participants will:
Learn how to integrate IAQ protection activities into energy efficiency retrofit projects.
Hear case studies on the City of Mankato Economic Development Authority and the Hempstead Housing Authority’s multifamily building retrofits to learn best practices and real world application of content found in the guidelines.
Thomas Bowles is EPA’s project manager for the Energy Savings Plus Health guidance documents for single and multifamily homes and a technical expert with EPA’s Indoor airPLUS program for new construction.
William Weber is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota, and a lead researcher in the City of Mankato, Minnesota Economic Development Authority’s 2015 green renovation of Orness Plaza. Weber’s research focuses on the integration of sustainability and resilience in affordable housing.
Rosemary Olsen is Executive Director of The Village of Hempstead Housing Authority in New York. She was the lead developer of the Housing Authority’s 2015 Healthy Homes Pilot Project to implement weatherization, health and safety upgrades in Gladys Gardens apartments.
Tackle Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Together: Best Practices in Multifamily Housing Upgrades