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March 28, 2016 BY: Brian Toll, HEALTH-R Study Advisor
IN: Podcast

Breathe Easy Home Podcast Now Available

Study contributor Breathe Easy Home developed the Breathe Easy Home Indoor Air Quality System that will be utilized in the HEALTH-R Study. To support the study, we are excited to announce the release of the first four episodes of the Breathe Easy Home Podcast.  The podcast is hosted by Brian Toll, a Breathe Easy Home Board Member.

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David Jacobs, National Center for Healthy Housing

David Jacobs, National Center for Healthy Housing

Reuven Walder

Reuven Walder, ecobeco

Brian Toll, Breathe Easy Home

Brian Toll, Breathe Easy Home

Episode 1 – Introducing the HEALTH-R Study. Featuring Dr. David Jacobs, Chief Scientist from the National Center for Healthy Housing, and the principal investigator of the HEALTH-R Study. Also features Reuven Walder, Vice President at ecobeco, the general contractor hired to implement the HEALTH-R solutions.

 

Larry Zarker, Building Performance Institute

Larry Zarker, Building Performance Institute

Episode 2 – How It Works. A deeper discussion of the Breathe Easy Home Indoor Air Quality System featuring Reuven Walder from ecobeco. Larry Zarker, Chief Executive of the Building Performance Institute also joins to discuss his presentation “Our Homes Suck, and They’re Giving Our Kids Sinus Problems.”

 

Episode 3 – Detailing the HEALTH-R Study Intervention. We will take a deeper look at the equipment and methods used in the HEALTH-R Study homes to implement the Breathe Easy Home Indoor Air Quality System. We’ll talk to Reuven Walder from ecobeco, our lead on sealing and insulating the building envelope. We’ll talk to Rob Minnick from Minnick’s, our lead HVAC contractor. We’ll talk to Dave Schmidt from Aeroseal of Maryland who will discuss duct sealing. We’ll talk to Randy Lenz from Aprilaire to discuss ventilation, filtration, humidity, and Aprilaire’s thermostat that controls the system. Last, we’ll talk to Sean Moseley from Fresh-Aire UV about the use of photocatalysts to remove Volatile Organic Compounds and the ability of ultra violet light to kill germs.

 

Episode 4 – The Science – A Deeper Dive. We will discuss the scientific principles and previous academic studies that have been done looking at housing and childhood asthma. We are joined by David Jacobs, Chief Scientist for the National Center for Healthy Housing, and also the principal investigator for the HEALTH-R Study. Dr. Jacobs gives both an historical and up to date scientific perspective on housing quality, and describes why his is so optimistic that the HEALTH-R Study will advance our understanding of asthma and indoor air quality.