Kitchens are an integral part of every home. Ultimately, kitchens are where we nourish ourselves, feed our families and host guests. However, kitchen design and its effect on human health and well being is often overlooked. Promoting and supporting healthy kitchen environments requires a detailed and comprehensive understanding of Building Biology principles.
Topics include Elements of Built Environments; A Building Biology Perspective; Hazardous Chemicals; VOCs; SVOCs; Improving Indoor Air Quality; Specifying Products for Better Indoor Air Quality:Cabinets,Countertops, Less Toxic Installation Methods, Floors, Wall Finishes, Interior Paint; Water Damage & Mold; Water Supply Contaminants; Lead Standards for Faucets; Problems With LED; Selecting Better Quality Lighting; Electromagnetic Radiation; Acoustics; Kitchen Appliance Guidelines.
This course conveys 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).