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Item #: RV-10131
Title: Green Design: Introduction to Indoor Environmental Air Quality (Based on LEED 2009)
Provider: Richard Kelso - UT Certificate
Author: Richard Kelso
Author Professor, UT College of Architecture and Design Richard Kelso
University of Tennessee
College of Architecture and Design
P.E., NCEE, Ph.D.

Dick was born in Knoxville, graduated from UT with a BSME and began work with Trane in Chattanooga in 1960. He joined Geo. S. Campbell & Associates in 1968 and earned an MSME from UT in 1971. He became Facilities Planning Engineer for UT in 1971 and joined the faculty of the College of Architecture in 1976, where he is currently a Professor.

He started a consulting engineering practice in 1974, and after joining forces with John Regen, it became Kelso-Regen Associates in 1989. Over the course of 26 years of managing this practice the firm handled over 2000 building projects across the country. He retired at the end of 2000 but the firm continues.

Dick continues to teach and do research, and received a PhD from Loughborough University (UK) in 2003. He has been active in ASHRAE at the local, regional and society levels, and has been honored with the rank of Fellow and the Distinguished Service Award. He is in the first year of a three year term on the ASHRAE Board of Directors.

He and his wife Sarah have three children and five grandchildren, of whom he is very proud. 

Price: 119.85
Credit Hrs: 3.00
Level: 1 - Fundamental
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This 3-hour interactive online course describes the indoor environment quality (IEQ) of buildings and the variables that regulate it. It gives background information for the variables and their effect on people and for the design of buildings and systems to create a safe, healthy and productive environment. The course goes on to list the credits offered for optimizing the indoor conditions by the USGBC LEED®NC  rating system and the requirements for achieving the credits.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the environmental variables that govern the indoor environment
  • Identify how these variables affect the human conditions of comfort and health
  • Illustrate and appraise optimal indoor conditions for people
  • Compare and contrast design strategies and implications for IEQ
  • Assess designs for the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits of LEED NC

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