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Title: Towards healthy house renovations: Research on trends and practices relating to healthy housing, indoor air quality and ventilation within the residential renovation industry

Abstract

The project reported focuses on the knowledge and experience of residential renovation contractors in relation to indoor air quality and ventilation, and also reflects consumer attitudes and preferences in this area, as reported by renovators. The central element in the project was a national survey of renovators that examined a range of business concerns and practices, with emphasis on assessment and remediation of indoor air quality problems in homes. The results are based on responses from 263 renovators across Canada and provide insight into current industry practices, areas where renovator knowledge is lacking, and methods to assist renovators and homeowners in dealing with air quality problems more adequately. The effect of consumer awareness about indoor air quality and ventilation on consumer willingness to include relevant measures in renovation projects is also noted.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Reid/Foster Associates, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., Technical Policy and Research Division, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
OSTI Identifier:
339692
Report Number(s):
MIC-98-07175/XAB
TRN: 90882035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; AIR QUALITY; RETROFITTING; PUBLIC RELATIONS; PUBLIC OPINION

Citation Formats

. Towards healthy house renovations: Research on trends and practices relating to healthy housing, indoor air quality and ventilation within the residential renovation industry. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
. Towards healthy house renovations: Research on trends and practices relating to healthy housing, indoor air quality and ventilation within the residential renovation industry. United States.
. Wed . "Towards healthy house renovations: Research on trends and practices relating to healthy housing, indoor air quality and ventilation within the residential renovation industry". United States.
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