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CR 17: Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low-energy Residential Buildings- Annex 68 | Subtask 1: Defining the metrics | In the search of indices to evaluate the Indoor Air Quality of low-energy residential buildings

The objective of present work was to develop the metric that assess the performance of solutions securing high indoor air quality in low-energy (modern) residential buildings. This was achieved by summarizing data on the levels and types of gaseous pollutants and particulate matter in low-energy buildings and comparing them with the existing exposure limits for pollutants.

Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?

March 14-15, 2017 | "Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?"

March 14-15, 2017 | "Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?"

Indoor exposure to contaminants should be minimized to avoid adverse health and comfort effects. Experience shows that this qualitative statement is difficult to translate into measurable terms, such as performance indicators or metrics, which can be used as a basis for defining and assessing requirements in regulations and standards while holistically reflecting indoor air quality. The simplest and most commonly used approaches rely on ventilation airflow rates determined by experts or codes.

On The Quest For Indices Defining Indoor Air Quality. What Is A Reasonable Approach?

13 January, 2017 | On The Quest For Indices Defining Indoor Air Quality. What Is A Reasonable Approach?