Selecting "safe" material to improve IAQ.


Inhabitants' behaviour with regard to ventilation.

This report summarises the IEA Annex 8 Study into the behaviour of occupants with regard to ventilation. It assesses the extent to which the actions of occupants can be modified in order to minimise energy use yet maintain adequate indoor air quality. Chapters cover observational techniques, energy loss due to window opening, reasons for window opening and the resultant energy savings from modified use of windows.


Describes the "olfbar", first presented at the "Healthy Buildings '88" conference. At the bar, different qualities of air may be perceived. It is intended to demonstrate that air polluted by materials or components in buildings may often not be acceptable for human beings. These materials and components, ignored in ventilation standards all over the world, pollute the indoor air and make air stale, stuffy and irritating.