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You are here: Home Summit EcoBuilding 2015 Archive 2015 Speakers Dan Ventura, Hawk Environmental Services Inc.

Dan Ventura, Hawk Environmental Services Inc.

How we design, build and occupy buildings determines the quality of air that we breathe indoors. Air quality is invisible and easy to overlook, but nothing is more important for the health and safety of the occupants. Dan Ventura of Hawk Environmental Services is well-known in the industry for his expertise and practical experience on “the front lines” of indoor environmental safety. He will bring us his extensive experience of detecting, fixing and preventing unhealthy indoor air quality, backed up with case studies. Learn from his expertise as one of the leaders in this field: find out why we all need to know more about this important topic and how we can create buildings with healthy indoor air quality. We spend a significant amount of time indoors and our goal should be to create buildings with breathing environments that promote occupant health.
Dan Ventura, Hawk Environmental Services Inc.

The Front Lines of Indoor Air Quality

How we design, build and occupy buildings determines the quality of air that we breathe indoors. Air quality is invisible and easy to overlook, but nothing is more important for the health and safety of the occupants. Dan Ventura of Hawk Environmental Services is well-known in the industry for his expertise and practical experience on “the front lines” of indoor environmental safety. He will bring us his extensive experience of detecting, fixing and preventing unhealthy indoor air quality, backed up with case studies. Learn from his expertise as one of the leaders in this field: find out why we all need to know more about this important topic and how we can create buildings with healthy indoor air quality. We spend a significant amount of time indoors and our goal should be to create buildings with breathing environments that promote occupant health.

Learning Objectives

  • What are the most common issues related to indoor air quality in single-family and multi-family residential buildings?

  • How does occupant compliance and occupant lifestyle affect indoor air quality, and how can systems be designed to account for these factors?

  • What are the options for air filtration with residential environments and how necessary are advanced HVAC filtration systems for good indoor air quality?

  • What are the main sources of VOC’s in a  residential environment and how can homes be designed to come effectively with the chemicals in the air?

Bio

Dan Ventura is part owner and founder of Hawk Environmental Services, Inc., an environmental testing firm located in Seattle. His experience in the field of environmental testing includes eight years of field work performing indoor air quality, hazardous building materials, workers health and safety, and energy efficiency inspection and testing projects. His knowledge of a wide variety of building components, systems, defects, and conditions that may impact the health and safety of occupants has allowed Hawk Environmental Services to assist building owners and contractors in diagnosing, solving, and preventing indoor environmental issues. Dan has been certified as an AHERA asbestos inspector, Lead inspector, Lead risk assessor, BPI building analyst, as well as other industry-specific certifications.

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