Ventilation and air quality monitoring in R-2000 homes
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Published by Energy, Mines and Resources] in [Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Air quality -- Canada -- Measurement.,
  • Dwellings -- Canada -- Heating and ventilation.,
  • Indoor air pollution -- Measurement

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SeriesR-2000 Home Program technical report series -- 002-MR, Technical report (R-2000 Super Energy Efficient Home Program (Canada)) -- 002-MR
ContributionsCanada. Energy, Mines and Resources Canada.
LC ClassificationsTH7684D9 V4 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 37 p. --
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15493272M

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Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are a primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough fresh outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home.   1. Explain key terminologies used in the design of residential ventilation. 2. Identify the appropriate ventilation methods for specific ventilation needs, be it for indoor air quality or thermal comfort. 3. Explain key resources for determining the spatial requirements of ventilation systems, both natural/passive and mechanical/active. 4. for ventilation in new homes and guidance on meeting the requirement is primarily based on the need to control moisture. The guidance was last amended in and as part of the preparation for a further review BRE undertook a study of ventilation and indoor air quality in homes . Improving the Air Quality in Your Home Indoor Air and Your Health. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later. Immediate effects may show up after a single exposure or repeated exposures. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.

[Show full abstract] air quality characteristics of R homes. Ventilation system monitoring procedures consisted of measuring the installed ventilation system airflow rates in the homes.   Indoor air pollution monitoring. IAQ was assessed by continuous monitoring for 24 h in a sampled household applying sampling protocol developed by the Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development (CEIHD), University of California, Berkeley. INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND VENTILATION Indoor Air Quality Providing a comfortable and healthy indoor air quality for residential and commercial buildings (such as single family homes with central air conditioning systems, multiple dwelling buildings, commercial offices, and schools) is a major concern of HVAC engineers. Learn more about Chapter 4: Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation on GlobalSpec. 2 Characteristics of Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 to 6 homes 3 3 Indoor air quality and occupant wellbeing 6 Introduction 6 Sources of indoor air pollution 7 Studies of relationships between indoor air quality and health 9 National studies of indoor air quality in homes 12 4 Other aspects of health and wellbeing

The results of the study indicated poor indoor air quality in a number of the monitored homes. Failure to meet indoor air quality indicators, in all cases, corresponded with failure to meet the ADF ventilation recommendations. This may explain a number of the indoor air quality issues identified. There are, however, still concerns as to whether the. In order to save energy we have blocked chimneys, insulated, draught proofed, double glazed and progressively sealed our homes from an essential supply of fresh air. This results in our homes feeling 'stuffy' lack of ventilation can create condensation leading to damp and mould and overall poor indoor air quality. While quite a few air quality monitoring stations have been built by governments in a city’s public areas, the indoor PM has not yet been monitored and dealt with effectively. Though many office buildings have a HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, PM is not considered as a factor when the system circulates fresh. Ventilation and Air Quality When contaminants are generated from a localized source, as occurs with certain office and laboratory equipment, general dilution ventilation may not be sufficient to maintain contaminants at safe levels. In such cases, the contaminant should be removed at the source, before it has the opportunity to mix with the general room .