2019 National Home Performance Conference
Great Conference, Bad Air!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the 2019 National Home Performance Conference! We enjoyed the conference and appreciate the efforts of the Home Performance Coalition and the city of Chicago for hosting this event.
It’s baseball season, and so far, conferences we’ve attended are batting 1000 in terms of poor air quality (2017 NAPHC, 2017 NAPHN, and the 2018 USGBC Green Build). The 2019 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show held in Chicago April 1-4, 2019 offered a lot of good ideas but proved to be no exception in terms of good air quality. In fact, the NHPC was much worse in total VOCs than the other conferences. The high ratio of total VOCs to carbon dioxide concentration ratio indicates non-human sources of chemicals in the air.
Source reduction of air pollutants coupled with smart ventilation, automated control of air quality are essential for improving our health.