Every indoor space is unique, and interactions between people and the systems that control any indoor environment they occupy, such as HVAC, lighting, and acoustics, are dynamic and complex. These relationships have the ability to positively or negatively impact health and wellbeing. This course explores the ways in which HVAC systems can contribute to wellbeing and focuses on indoor environmental quality (IEQ), holistic HVAC system solutions, and the WELL concepts of Air, Thermal Comfort, and sound.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine aspects of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), including lighting, acoustics, indoor air quality (IAQ), and temperature.
  • Explore the impact that IEQ and IAQ have on human health in residential environments, including cognitive function, sick building syndrome (SBS), and circadian rhythm.
  • Discover holistic and environmentally sound HVAC solutions for residential environments that take into account IEQ, IAQ, and wellbeing.
  • Review the WELLv2 concepts of Air, Thermal Comfort, and Sound as they relate to HVAC systems.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HVAC systems and indoor air quality.