Impact and benefits of the air cleaning measures implemented in two schools

A Canadian provincial government has initiated a collaboration with the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) team of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a controlled intervention study to determine the effectiveness of portable air cleaners (PACs) in reducing indoor air contaminants in 2 schools.

Examination of Occupant Arrangement in an Office Floor based on Nonuniformity of CO2 Concentration Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation

Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems attempt to achieve a uniform indoor environment. However, this can be challenging, because the placement and control of HVAC systems and sensors are affected by many unpredictable factors. The efficacious exploitation of this nonuniformity can lead to an improvement of indoor environment around occupants. Of the many indoor environment variables, we focused on the CO2 concentration associated with ventilation.

Relationship Between IAQ And Indoor Temperatures Of Different Dwellings In A Temperate Climate During A Pandemic Summer

This paper investigates the relationship between indoor air quality (IAQ) and overheating in a temperate climate in Spain (Cfb attending to Koppen-Ggeiger classification), in dwellings located in residential buildings and without cooling systems.

Design and Indoor Air Quality in Kindergartens in Italy

The serious social and health crisis faced as a result of the spread of SARS-Cov 2 has highlighted the weaknesses of human beings but has mainly highlighted the inadequate static response of existing buildings; all those confined spaces characterised by the simultaneous presence of a large number of people, such as classrooms, have shown, over the past two years, how unhealthy are because of the high possibility of contraction of the virus inside them.

Covid airborne risk: online tool to develop healthy buildings

Airborne transmission has been widely proven to be the main means of contagion of SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) , as multiple studies have established (Greenhalgh et al., 2021; Miller et al., 2021; Lidia Morawska & Cao, 2020; Tang et al., 2021; World Health Organization, 2021), Furthermore, the main documented COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred indoors (Qian et al., 2021; Randall et al., 2021; Wang et al., 2022), with medium and long-range transmission —beyond 1.5 m— as a especially relevant transmission way in poorly bad ventilated spaces (Li, 2021; Z.

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IAQ in working environments in Belgium: alternative approaches to CO2 requirement

In March 2016 a new regulation came into force in Belgium regarding the wellbeing at work, with specific requirements on the indoor air quality (IAQ). The requirement is expressed as a maximum absolute CO2 concentration of 800 ppm in all working spaces. Compared to the previous requirement, i.e.


The investigation was conducted to investigate the relationship between thermal conditions andindoor air quality during summer in a new unit-type nursing home. Almost all occupants in the nursinghome spend the daytime in the nursing homes common space area. We set out to examine how theindoor environment changes and what influence the thermal environment has on odor, and thereforetook readings in the common space for room temperature, relative humidity, CO2 concentration andodor levels.