Indoor environmental quality

Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings

Highly energy efficient residential buildings need to be rather airtight, and they will include systems to ensure that the need for ventilation is met in an optimal way. Achieving such energy optimized performance can encompass a risk of high levels of pollutants indoors. One of the main obstacles to integrating energy and indoor air quality (IAQ) strategies is the lack of reliable methods and data for estimating pollutant loads in residential buildings in the way heating/cooling loads are routinely estimated. This research is to provide new data about properties for transport, retention and emission of chemical substances in materials in residential buildings under the influence of heat, airflow and moisture conditions


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16 JUNE 2024