Indoor air quality guide: best practices for design, construction, and commissioning.


Type of monograph: Book, Guide/Handbook


This Guide was developed under the auspices of ASHRAE Special Project 200. Most building designs provide minimally acceptable indoor environments through compliance with requirements in building codes and standards. Enhancing IAQ can improve occupant health, comfort and productivity while increasing building value and reducing risk for owners. This guide focuses on the following issues: moisture management, ventilation, filtration and air cleaning, and source control. It also highlights how design and construction teams can work together to ensure that good IAQ strategies are incorporated from initial design through project completion. Extract from the table of contents: Summary guidance (objectives): overview information for design, construction and commissioning for IAQ (manage the design and construction process to achieve good IAQ; control moisture in building assemblies; limit entry of outdoor contaminants; control moisture and contaminants related to mechanical systems; limit contaminants from indoor sources; capture and exhaust contaminants from building equipment and activities; reduce contaminant concentrations through ventilation, filtration and air cleaning; apply more advanced ventilation approaches). Detailed guidance for design, construction and commissioning for IAQ (available in the form of a CD accompanying the book). The CD provides hundreds of internal and external links to resources for the design, construction, and commissioning of buildings with excellent indoor air quality as well as access to an incredible variety of in-depth information by topic to help you design, construct, and operate buildings using best practices for indoor air quality.


  • Original title: Indoor air quality guide: best practices for design, construction, and commissioning.
  • Record ID : 2011-0381
  • Languages: English
  • Publication: Ashrae (american society of heating, refrigerating and air-conditioning engineers) - United states/United states
  • Publication date: 2009
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  • ISBN: 9781933742595
  • Source: Source: 196 p. + CD-ROM; fig.; photogr.; ref.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.