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Document ID (ISN)58753
CIS number 92-1613
ISSN - Serial title 0001-2491 - ASHRAE Journal
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grot R.A., Hodgson A.T., Daisey J.M., Persily A.
Title Indoor air quality evaluation of a new office building
Bibliographic information Sep. 1991, Vol.33, No.9, p.16-18, 20, 23-25. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract An evaluation of the thermal and environmental performance of a new U.S. government office building was performed as part of a research effort to develop methods for evaluating buildings using advanced technology during the pre-occupancy and early occupancy stages. A diagnostic centre was installed capable of monitoring several parameters, including air filtration and ventilation rates and the levels of indoor contaminants. The contaminants were measured as frequently as every 10 minutes at several locations; they include: carbon dioxide; carbon monoxide; respirable particulates; formaldehyde; radon; and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). There are at least 37 VOCs in the interior air. Although the levels of these compounds are below established limits, they are also compounds for which no extensive research has been done to establish irritant levels.
Descriptors (primary) offices; buildings; microclimate; air sampling; mechanical ventilation
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; carbon dioxide; radon; evaluation of control measures; volatile substances; respirable dust; air exchange rate; organic compounds
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Radon
Office work
Ventilation