According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. In fact, a structure's indoor climate depends on a complex number of factors that are unique to the built environment. In this course, we will explore the climate inside homes and offices, learn to identify sources of health issues, and examine techniques for improving the quality of the indoor climate. Going beyond indoor air quality, this course evaluates the influences exerted by air composition, temperature, humidity, the dominating outer climate, and electro-climate (ions and space charge).
Topics discussed include Living Climate; Factors of Indoor Climate; Bio-Climate and Health; Thermal Comfort; Windows and Indoor Climate; Indoor Air Temperature; Indoor Air Humidity; and Building Materials.
Successful completion of this course conveys 10 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 10 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of eleven lessons, and can be read online and/or downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $70 USD.
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