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Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality BSCI 9170

Building Science Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course introduces students to the most important indoor air contaminants and their respective emission sources, including building materials, occupants and their activities, and outdoor air pollution. Students will learn how to measure typical indoor air contaminants and assess their impact on the built environment and health. Strategies to assess and improve IAQ, by building material selection, modelling pollutant emissions and dispersal, field and laboratory measurements, and ventilation systems are addressed. The course introduces ventilation systems and ventilation strategies to maintain satisfactory indoor air quality in buildings.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply relevant codes and standards for assessing IAQ.
  • Apply the relevant ventilation standards to ventilation planning and assessment.
  • Use standard protocols to conduct indoor air quality investigations.
  • Evaluate indoor humidity and its impacts on indoor microbial growth and IAQ
  • Use relevant metrics to determine adverse health effects of indoor air pollutants.
  • Use models and available pollutants’ data to predict the emissions and transport of pollutants.
  • Assess the benefits and potential risks of ventilation systems and strategies to maintain satisfactory IAQ.
  • Model ventilation systems to evaluate their effectiveness in maintaining satisfactory IAQ as part of integrated building system designs and retrofit intervention packages.
  • Communicate IAQ and ventilation issues and priorities with colleagues of other disciplines, while considering practical multi-disciplinary challenges and constraints.
  • Discuss the impacts, roles and responsibilities of engineers to protect the public and property, while considering social and environmental implications of decisions and actions.
  • Apply research principles and methods to investigate IAQ problems and analyze ventilation solutions.

Effective as of Fall 2021

Related Programs

Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (BSCI 9170) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Energy Modelling
    Graduate Certificate Part-time
  2. Building Engineering/Building Science
    Master of Applied Science Full-time/Part-time
  3. Building Science
    Master of Engineering Full-time/Part-time

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