Manual for Ventilation Assessment in Mechanically Ventilated Commercial Buildings.
Manual for Ventilation Assessment in Mechanically
Ventilated Commercial Buildings.
Persily, A. K.
NISTIR 5329; 129 p. January 1994.
Sponsor:Department of Energy, Portland, OR
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB94-145653
commercial buildings; ventilation; building diagnostics;
indoor air quality; measurement; mechanical ventilation;
office buildings; preventive maintenance
This manual describes procedures for assessing
ventilation system performance and other aspects of
building ventilation in mechanically ventilate
commercial buildings. These procedures are intended to
provide basic information on building ventilation for
comparing ventilation performance to standards,
guidelines and building design values and for
investigating indoor air quality problems. The
procedures in the manual are based on established
measurement techniques and available instrumentation and
provide practical means for obtaining reliable
information on ventilation performance. The manual does
not describe complete system evaluations that are
performed during testing and balancing efforts or
sophisticated measurement techniques that are used in
ventilation research. The manual is written for
technically competent indoor air quality investigators,
building operators and others who need to perform
ventilation assessments in order to address existing
problems or as part of preventive maintenance programs.
The manual provides background information on building
ventilation, discusses instrumentation used in
ventilation assessments, describes measurement
techniques for determining the values of key ventilation
performance parameters, and presents procedures to
evaluate building ventilation using these techniques.