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Presenter Bio: Jeff Mounts

Jeff Mounts AirAdvice for Homes | 971-229-0913 | About Jeff Mounts: Jeff is the Contractor Program Director at AirAdvice. Having joined the team in 2015, he’s responsible for training, strategic partnerships, and supports new product development. Jeff is driven by a unique passion for indoor air quality. Prior to AirAdvice, Jeff spent three years with the ARRA-funded Clean Energy Works Oregon program where he recruited and trained contractors, produced a monthly technical workshop for contractors, and used AirAdvice monitors for the first time. During the 1990s, Jeff was an independent licensed contractor in Oregon while attending Portland State University. After completing his B.S. degree Jeff put his passion to work at Conservation Services Group,. Over the course of seven years with CSG Jeff gained experience in multifamily and residential weatherization, and was an account manager and BPI proctor for the Home Performance with Energy Star program. It was during this time, around 2008, when Jeff saw the first AirAdvice SmartIAQ report. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his family.

Presentation Description:

The presentation will center around the unique data analysis of 250,000 homes tested in North America, and compare findings against ASHRAE and WELL standards to discuss the implications for HVAC contractors, consultants, inspectors, and practitioners in the air quality industry.

Intro: Why is this important? The largest data set of its kind characterizes the common IAQ in homes and paints a portrait of what life is like inside U.S. homes. This data reveal will challenge assumptions and offer attendees a fresh opportunity to consider their approach to and the need for IAQ testing and as well as their approach to solutions recommended. 
Definition of 'natural experiment' (data consists of people not requesting an IAQ test)
The (AirAdvice) monitor used to collect data (calibrated, but sensor drift means #s are conservative)
Parameters measured: PM, VOC, CO2, Temp., RH, CO
Findings from data analysis e.g. "25% of homes show CO2 >1,000 ppm"
Primary focus will be on VOC and CO2 findings
Solutions provided by different trades, various climate zones, seasonality
Industry challenges in meeting the 'quiet demand'