Indoor Air Quality Performance Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings.
Indoor Air Quality Performance Standard for
Single-Family Residential Buildings.
Persily, A. K.
ISIAQ: Indoor Air 99 Conference. Volume 1.
Proceedings. August 8-13, 1999, Edinburgh, Scotland,
194-199 pp, 1999.
residential buildings; housing; standards; ventilation
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.