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Abstract

The present guidelines consider the total pollution load caused by materials in a building, its occupants and their activities. The goal is to protect the occupants from adverse health effects and to provide an indoor air quality which is perceived as acceptable by the large majority of the occupants. Three different comfort levels of perceived air quality are suggested. The available outdoor air quality and the ventilation effectiveness of the ventilated space are also considered. The ventilation rate required to provide the selected indoor air quality can then be calculated based on all pollution sources, the available outdoor air quality and the ventilation effectiveness of the ventilated space. The ventilation rates required for health and comfort are calculated separately and the highest value is used for design purposes.

Additional information

Authors: BIENFAIT D, Working Group 6, COST Project 613;FITZNER K, Working Group 6, COST Project 613;LINDVALL T, Working Group 6, COST Project 613;SEPPÄNEN O, Working Group 6, COST Project 613;WOOLLISCROFT M, Working Group 6, COST Project 613;FANGER P O, Working Group 6, COST Project 613;JANTUNEN M, Working Group 6, COST Project 613;SKARET E, Working Group 6, COST Project 613;SCHLATTER J, Working Group 6, COST Project 613
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14449 EN (1992) 44 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
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