In this presentation, we will navigate from the why’s to the how’s of residential ventilation:
The signifcance of moisture and air contaminants in homes.
Why are windows not the tool of choice?
The necessity of a force for continuous air exchange and good air mixing.
Why airtightness first?
Why heat recovery?
How to design an efficient residential ventilation system:
An air handling unit and distribution system fit for a Passive House;
how not to lose the force;
the dark side of filters and ducts;
how to keep everyone healthy and comfortable at home and let the force be strong with you!
SPEAKER: Dr Kara Rosemeir
Kara Rosemeier (PhD) is the chair of the Passive House Institute New Zealand, and director of the Passive House Academy New Zealand. She teaches part-time in the architecture department at Unitec in Auckland. Her PhD thesis looked at “Healthy and affordable housing in New Zealand: the role of ventilation.”
Before moving to New Zealand, she was the director of an engineering consultancy in Germany, where she advised the federal state government on matters of energy efficiency in the building sector. Kara worked with private clients on the building physics of Passive Houses while supervising hundreds of retrofit projects. Additionally, she managed an up-skill training initiative for building professionals.
Her book “Positive Energy Homes,” co-authored with Dr. Robin Brimblecombe, will be published by CSIRO later this year.
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