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Commissioning for Health in Residential Projects
March 22
6:30-8:00p


At the SGH Engineering Conference Room, 1828 L Street, NW, #950, Washington, DC 20036.

Join the AIA|DC High Performance Building Committee to explore using commissioning principles to ensure a healthier environment in residential buildings. Typically, building commissioning is associated with meeting energy efficiency goals, but it can also be a helpful process for meeting occupant-health goals. Essentially, it is the process of ensuring that design goals are met throughout construction and operation.

First, the course will describe some of the most common aspects of buildings that affect human health. Next, attendees will learn to draw from existing tools and protocols to create a commissioning process that goes beyond energy efficiency to improve the health of building occupants. Tools that will be presented include the Active Design Guidelines, the Environmental Protection Agencys Indoor airPlus specifications, the WELL Building Standard, Enterprise Green Communities Criteria 2015, and LEED v4.

1 HSW LU. $10 for students & Assoc. AIA members; $15 for AIA & DAC members; $35 for non-members. Additional information and registration is available here.