IAQ and Renovating for Healthy Housing

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
William Turner
Address of Training: 
The Conservation Center
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States

Renovating for Healthy Housing

  1.  Prioritizing Pollutants in Existing Structures
    • Laws
    • USEPA / DOE Recommended Practice
  2. Managing Pollutant Sources Indoors
    • Soil Gas Dynamics & Mitigation: (Radon, Moisture, Organics, Pesticides)
      • Wisdom from the MIAQC Northern Maine Radon Study
    • Internally Generated Materials: (Combustion, Cooking, VOC’s, Hobbies)
    • Intruders From Outdoor Air: (Wood Smoke, Soot, Mold Spores, Smog & Ozone)
  3. Mitigating Sources
    • Air Leakage
    • Planned Ventilation
    • Air Cleaning
    • Effects of Zero Draft Heating Appliances
  4. Practice With Case Studies


Mr. Turner received his BS & MS in Engineering from Northeastern University and served for ten (10) years on the research staff of Harvard University School of Public Health conducting outdoor and indoor air quality studies. He assisted US EPA with some of the early Radon research studies in NJ and other locations. For the past 30 years Mr. Turner has focused on sustainability issues including energy use, indoor air quality, moisture, building shell construction, net-zero buildings, building commissioning, and forensic evaluations. His experience includes training folks in basic building science principles with regard to new construction and when rebuilding existing homes. He has published and lectured extensively. Details of three renovation case studies; Maine Lake Science Center, Maine Antique Rehab, and Utah Case Study, can be found at www.thousandhomechallenge.com/case-studies. Mr. Turner recently developed a three day course regarding “Moisture Management in Historic Structures and New Assemblies” for the Western Center For Historic Preservation –Grand Teton National Park, this course is fee to the general public and scheduled for August 23, 24, 25, 2016.