Z-Man's Blog Episode 552:Joe Medosch – Hayward Score – The Business of Healthy Homes

Joe Medosch Hayward Score, The Business of Healthy Homes

Joe Medosch was our guest on this week’s episode of IAQ radio. Joe is widely acknowledged as being one of the smartest people in the industry. He isn’t just book smart, he has been there and done it. Joe’s background has gone full circle. Just relocated in Loveland, CO. Started out as a home inspector IEP, shifting to home performance. Was confused when mentors told him not to worry about mold problems in attics and interstitial spaces because the mold wasn’t affecting occupants because it wasn’t in their breathable area. He disagreed, bought a blower door with which he experimented, and now ties IEQ and home performance together. Joe left energy, because he felt energy was a waste of energy when the actual savings were considered compared to the amount of effort and the health benefits are not acknowledged. Joe met Bill Hayward. After Bill Hayward and his family got sick in their home, Bill set out on a quest to allow occupants to determine if their homes are impacting their health.

Nuggets mined from today’s episode:

All things can impact health of building occupants.

Evidence based best practices are obtained by documenting what is done and all the effects.

Joe brings to Hayward practical knowledge and experience with buildings which compliments Carl Grimes’ mastery of occupants and what’s going on inside. Carl is an expert at allowing the occupant to determine what is going on inside of a home.

Homes are getting tighter and can cause people to be be more impacted by the chemicals and lack of ventilation.

There’s an energy meter on the wall, with which occupants can measure savings. We need to focus on what are the health benefits of a healthy home and begin to track them. IAQ does not mean a healthy home.Older adult falls are a growing financial burden, the annual cost of falls is over 18 billion.

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