In this webinar, Miller will present results of her recent EPA-funded CHEER study on Energy Efficiency Retrofits, Respiratory Health, and Indoor Air Quality. Results show an association between self-reported respiratory symptoms and increased residential air exchange rates in urban areas. Additional webinar topics include how wildfires an impact indoor air quality in homes, why exhaust ventilation in homes is needed for removing combustion air pollutants from cooking and specifically in passive homes, and other pertinent indoor air quality topics for today’s green building professional including the ideal residential ventilation system for the future that will improve indoor air quality and minimize energy costs.
Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in
Green Building Certificate Institute (GBCI) & LEED AP Homes
Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW)
Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
1. Describe the association between air exchange rates and respiratory health in urban areas as revealed by the CHEER study; what were the most impactful energy efficiency retrofits for reducing air exchange rates in homes and how it assists with PQ – LEED BD+C: Homes | v4 Ventilation
2. What are the key pollutants that impact indoor air quality during wildfire seasons
3. Understand why exhaust ventilation is essential in kitchens and specifically in PQ – LEED BD+C: Homes | v4 Ventilation & passive homes
4. Discuss the residential ventilation system for the future that will improve indoor air quality and minimize energy costs while helping you obtain PQ – LEED BD+C: Homes | v4 Ventilation
Instructor: Shelly L. Miller
Shelly L. Miller, Ph.D., is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and faculty in the Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Miller teaches about and investigates urban air quality and works diligently to understand the impact of air pollution on public health and the environment. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles on air quality, authored a Chapter on Indoor Air Quality in the Environmental Engineering Handbook, is an active scientist on twitter, and publishes open access as often as possible.