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Indoor Air Quality Performance Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings.


pdf icon Indoor Air Quality Performance Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings. (581 K)
Persily, A. K.

ISIAQ: Indoor Air 99 Conference. Volume 1. Proceedings. August 8-13, 1999, Edinburgh, Scotland, 194-199 pp, 1999.

Keywords:

residential buildings; housing; standards; ventilation

Abstract:

There is increasing interest worldwide in the use of performance standards for removing barriers to the acceptance of housing innovation. The use of performance standards can also improve communications between producers and consumers leading to enhanced housing quality and performance. A set of performance standard guides is being developed in the US within ASTM and internationally within ISO. The individual standards will address performance isques such as structural and fire safety, lighting, acoustics, and durability. Ttiis paper describes the initial attempt within ASTM to develop an indoor air quality performance standard for single-family residential buildings. Since we are not yet able to specify IAQ performance solely in terms of contaminant concentrations, the standard contains performance statements addressing builidng ventilation and ventilation rates as well as source control.