Mold & Moisture Management

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  • This video version of David Johnston's acclaimed seminar provides practical information about building in ways that are energy conscious, healthy and environmentally responsible. Green building movement leader David Johnston' approach has been embraced by municipalities, homeowners, building professionals and sustainability advocates nation-wide. His current book, "Green Remodeling: Changing the World One Room at a Time," has been hailed as the definitive guide to green remodeling techniques. In "Mold & Moisture Management," mycologist and building inspector David Bierman covers structural mold causes, water intrusion sources, health effects from exposure, mold management and abatement strategies, and proper construction practices.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 05, 2014.
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  • Molds and Moisture Overview (1:34) -- Mold Basics (2:31) -- Mold Types (2:19) -- Mold Health Effects (2:42) -- Mold Toxicity (4:22) -- Mold Exposure Symptoms (1:06) -- Increasing Mold Concerns (1:56) -- Moisture in Buildings (2:34) -- Building Moisture Failure Sources (3:47) -- Vapor Condensation (2:50) -- Moisture Failure Examples (2:38) -- Flashing Moisture Problems (2:29) -- Condensation Example (3:09) -- Hot Water Leak Example (1:40) -- Window Leak Example (1:39) -- HVAC Leak Issues (4:43) -- Construction Practices to Avoid Mold (4:09) -- Mitigating Mold Problems (3:40) -- Mold Abatement (5:07) -- Avoiding Insulation Mold Growth (1:26) -- Addressing Structural Mold (2:06) -- Managing Dry Rot (1:44) -- Mold Survival Mechanism (3:44) -- Constructing a Mold Free House (2:32)
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