Session 804

November 1, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Massachusetts Room (Lobby Level)

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Mummies and Castles and Coffins: Ventilation Then and Now

Kurt Johnson

Residential Mechanical Ventilation Design and Installation HRAI

Fresh Air Ventilation Systems, Inc. - Lewiston, ME

Session Description 

What do Mummies, Castles and Coffins have to do with ventilation today? Come explore the ancient wisdom of learning how long ventilation has been a concern and how it has changed in today's buildings and homes. Are we currently building coffins or are we building healthy energy efficient buildings and not making mummies out of the inhabitants. See how ASHRAE began the ventilation minimum standard and were we are today and what changes may take place in the near future. Should we be scared or is help on the way. Come and see, if you dare!!


Presentation Categories:  Building Design & Construction; Occupant Health/Medical Issues; Energy Efficiency; High Performance Buildings; Facility Operations & Management

Presentation Level: Basic

About Kurt Johnson: 


Certified by HRAI of Canada in Residential and Mechanical Ventilation Design and Installation, Maine Indoor Air Quality Council Board member (12 yrs), Past President and current Treasurer, Owner of Fresh Air Ventilation Systems, LLC, Numerous presentations including, MIAQC, Healthy Homes, IAQA, AIVA (Brussels), etc. 13 years of hand on experience designing and installing over 800 systems in both new and existing buildings.

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