Healthy Housing: An Evidence-Based Approach
This webinar was part of the RAIC 2021 Virtual Conference on Architecture
Topics: Health, Safety and Accessibility
Length: 1 hour | What's Included: Video, Quiz, and Certificate of Completion
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Current house and multi-unit residential construction utilize legacy designs, systems, and techniques; and have largely remained unchanged despite health and environmental concerns such as IAQ, radiation, pathogens, poisons, toxins, and socio-psychological factors resulting from the construction and occupancy of our homes.The average person spends up to 50% of their day at home, and with the current COVID-19 pandemic and working-from-home we have been spending up to 95% of our days at home.And yet there is no globally accepted definition for Healthy Housing.This session will report on current efforts to define a Healthy House Body-of-Knowledge and Standard.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
Identify current issues impacting the health and well-being of occupants in Canadian homes;
Define what is Healthy Housing in the Canadian context;
Discuss what are the desired principles for a Healthy Housing Body-of-Knowledge (HH-BOK), and what the desired standard for Healthy Housing is;
Apply Healthy Housing principles and concepts into design, systems and materials selection, and methods of construction of Canadian housing.
Subject Matter Expert
Yew-Thong Leong, OAA, FRAIC, FIIAS / Associate Professor, Ryerson University
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