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The GreenHome Institute’s – “Humidification Strategies for Residential Health” – Free CE Webinar
October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Details about this event
A key attribute of healthy homes, humidification is often overlooked in new home design. However, humidity has a very noticeable impact on comfort and is also essential to human health. In many areas of the U.S., heating season leads to extremely dry air in homes in the winter. Consequences of this include feeling cold, dry eyes, nose, and skin, increased virus infectivity and severe damage to wood floors. Join us to learn why humidity is so important to human health and the health of our homes. We will cover the ideal range for indoor relative humidity and how different parts of the country have different needs. We will also discuss solutions that are available and what installation applications to consider when choosing to control dry air.
Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in
- Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
- Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
- American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW) (PENDING)
- Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
- Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP): Health
- State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
- Articulate the vs Absolute vs relative humidity (RH)
- Review RH impact on comfort & health
- Understand RH impact on flooring and integrity of the home
- Know more about Available humidity control options and application considerations
Instructor: Chris Howells
Chris grew up working in the HVAC industry with his grandfather in North Texas. That experience has led to over 25 years in the trade. He spent most of his career thus far in the field as a service technician, installer, comfort advisor and owner of a business. After his time in the field, he served as a Technical Service Manager and trainer for a distributor of a major equipment line.
He started his career with Aprilaire in 2015 and has filled multiple roles as a District Sales Manager and Regional Manager. As the Senior Product Manager of ventilation and purification, Chris continues to express his passion for Building Science and HVAC to all in the industry. Serving others by providing the knowledge of all the attributes that create a more comfortable and healthier environment for the occupants while offering the home the protection it needs to facilitate a healthy home is what drives Chris’ unmatched passion for the Indoor Air Quality industry.
Chris has trained thousands of people on the importance of IAQ within the industry including HVAC contractors, distributors, engineers, new home sales teams, raters and inspectors.