“Build tight”…but don’t forget “Ventilate Right”

“Build tight”…but don’t forget “Ventilate Right”

“Traditionally, buildings have been designed to be what most people characterize as ‘acceptable to 80 percent of the occupants of the building,'” he said. “It’s historically based on perceptions of people in buildings rather than the reality.”

The article asks, “Should tougher regulations apply?”  but I think what should be asked is why doesn’t Canada encourage building science education for architects and engineers, promotion of standards such as those published by ASHRAE and create certifications for hvac and architects to increase awareness of the holistic approach to optimizing building’s performance

http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059994135

 

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Low Energy vs. Good Indoor Environment Quality: Working To Achieve Both in Homes | ashrae.org

” Striking a balance between good indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency in homes is being addressed in a seminar at ASHRAE’s 2014 Winter Conference.”
https://www.ashrae.org/news/2013/low-energy-vs–good-indoor-environment-quality-working-to-achieve-both-in-homes