Residential Indoor Environmental Quality (RIEQ)
(CDC) Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) refers to the quality of a building’s environment in relation to the health and wellbeing of those who occupy space within it.
Climate Control: Balanced temperatures and humidity enhance comfort and minimize health problems.
Ventilation: Studies show that increasing the fresh air supply in a home improves respiratory health.
Contaminant Control: Minimize exposure to volatile organic compounds and airborne particulates such as smoke.
Easy to Clean: Clean homes help reduce pest infestations and exposure to contaminants.
Pest-Free: Appropriate treatment for pest infestations.
Lighting: Natural and artificial
Indoor Air Quality & Comfort (IAQ)
Managing Temperature, Humidity, Dust, CO2
On this page, we will share experiencs with new ideas, products and techniques for balancing comfort levels and for maintaining desireable levels of particulates, toxins and any odors.
EPA: "Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns."
We are researching:
Various phase change material (PCM) solutions for thermal balance.
Indoor air quality monitors which now monitor temperatures, humidity, CO2, dust and within the last 5 years have linked to home network systems to take on actives roles in maintaining certain levels.
HVAC's which also have increased abilities to regulate incoming fresh air in a tight home.
Central vacuum systems that will serve to physically remove dust and other particulates from the living area.
Effectiveness of various external venting systems such a specs and when to use range hoods, bathoom and laundry space vents.
VOC's from flooring systems
This is just a partial brainstorming list