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Indoor Air Quality

Presented By: Ross Trethewey, P.E., M. Eng

Join our new expert Ross Trethewey from the TV show, This Old House, and Ask This Old House while he discusses residential Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

The home is a system, and as we build more airtight, we need to be thinking more about IAQ. In this session, you will learn about building ventilation, source capture and filtration systems to reduce contaminant levels and ensure a healthy environment. Ross will point out the most common misconceptions and installation mistakes with different systems and technologies. Learn something new, don’t miss a session! 

Learn something new, can’t miss a session! 

•  What are the fundamentals of IAQ?

•  What is an ERV, and how is it best applied in a building?

•  What is source capture? And what are some of the best practices?

•  What are some of the filtration techniques, and what does MERV and HEPA stand for?

CLINIC SCHEDULE

Friday

10:00 am–11:00 am
 The Unintended Consequences of 
 Building Airtight

12:30 pm–1:30 pm
 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) 
 - What to measure and how to verify

2:00 pm–3:00 pm
 Residential Kitchen Ventilation

3:30 pm–4:30 pm
 IAQ Residential Solutions

Saturday

9:30 am–10:30 am
 The Unintended Consequences of 
 Building Airtight

11:00 am–12:00 pm
 Residential Kitchen Ventilation

1:00 pm–2:00 pm
 IAQ Residential Solutions

Ross Trethewey is the founder and lead engineer of TE2 Engineering, as well as the Home Technology Expert on the TV show, This Old House and Ask This Old House.

TE2 Engineering is a consulting engineering firm that provides building energy analysis, mechanical, electrical and plumbing design, and renewable energy design for clients in both the residential and commercial markets. The company’s focus is high-performance HVAC design, renewable energy design and integrated smart home design.

Ross has lent his expertise to This Old House since 2011, contributing to stories about renewable energy that looked at solar power, wind power, geothermal, and off-grid storage. He became a regular presence on Ask This Old House in 2016 with the launch of “Future House”, a segment that looks at the impact technology will have on how we build and live in our houses.

Ross earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts University in Massachusetts. He is also a professional engineer. Prior to forming his own consulting company, he lived and worked in Germany for a manufacturer that specializes in high-efficiency HVAC and renewable energy equipment.

Ross lives in the Boston area with his wife and two young sons. He learned to sail at an early age and loves to spend as much time on the water as possible.

About Ross Trethewey
About Ross Trethewey