Assessment of Indoor Air Quality and ASHRAE Standard 62

Today, laws and regulations play a major role in just about everything we do. The declining quality of the air in our buildings is causing movement towards regulations relating to how buildings should be designed and operated. It is important that designers and operators are aware of all current design and operating standards. ASHRAE Standard 62, "Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality" developed in l 989 and now under revision, has created new challenges for designers and engineers.

Standards to keep out the draught.


Indoor air quality criteria.


Measured and modelled duct efficiency in manufactured homes: insights for standard 152P.

Modeling of delivery efficiency was performed using three levels of combining measured and default input parameters and compared to measured data from seven manufactured homes. Using values based on all measured data provided modeled efficiency results that were closest to short-term coheat efficiency results. As individual measured parameters were replaced by estimated or default values suggested by the draft version of proposed ASH RAE Standard l 52P, the agreement with measured efficiency results worsened.