Course Preview: HWP: Interiors, Components (1)

Course Description:
Access to good air, light and water is essential to human health. So is access to a supportive built environment. Components make up a building’s envelope and interior elements, vital parts a building’s major systems, and the technologies that ͞connect͟ us and assist occupants in operating the space in an efficient, healthy manner. In this HWP Interiors: Components module, we will examine building components that shape our interior environments and how designers can select components to improve the air we breathe, the water we drink and our access to sunlight and views which are the hallmarks of the general health and safety of interior spaces.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify building envelope components at the building scale and interior scale that support healthy indoor environments.

2. Describe how air moves through a building and methods to improve indoor air quality.

3. Describe strategies to improve the positive impacts of light quality in an interior space.

4. Identify strategies to improve water quality and use water more efficiently.

Instructional Design:

Special thanks to our 14 organizations in the ASID CGI America Commitment to Action: the American Chemistry Council (ACC), CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain Corporation, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Delos Living/International WELL Building Institute, Gensler, IOTAS Home, the Lake Nona Institute, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), Meyer Scherer Rockcastle, Ltd. (MSR), National Institutes of Health/Health in Buildings Roundtable, Steelcase, Underwriters Laboratories Environment (UL), The Vitality Group, and Wolf-Gordon.

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