PHRC Webinars

Challenges, Considerations, & Concerns of Indoor Air Quality

9/8/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Bryan Heitzmann (PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


Recently, in an effort to build higher performing homes, more stringent guidelines have resulted in the building envelope on residential homes becoming increasingly tighter. Despite having advantages regarding air leakage and overall energy consumption, maintaining good indoor air quality has become increasingly complicated. This webinar will educate participants on the topic of indoor air quality by explaining the key considerations for health and safety issues related to indoor air quality, strategies for controlling pollutants, as well as product selection and installation.

Learning Objectives

1.   Identify common pollutants in homes which may pose a threat to occupants’ health
2.   Understand the impacts of poor indoor air quality on the health and safety of homeowners and occupants
3.   Discuss simple methods for identifying and measuring the presence and concentration of pollutants which may be affecting indoor air quality
4.   Analyze various strategies for maintaining proper indoor air quality or improving poor indoor air quality in order to provide a safe and healthy living environment for occupants


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours

1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW Hour

Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

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