New requirements of standard 62-2001

This article presents the new requirements of the ANSI/ASHRAE standard 62-2001, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, including recent changes of the standard available at the Ashrae web site. It explains the status of the 31 addenda to the 1999 version of the standard, some of them being included in the 2001 version, others being still in discussion or in the process to be adopted.

Ventilation, energy, and indoor air quality

This paper presents a complete overview of energy and indoor air quality issues related to ventilation. It comments ventilation in standards and in practice and gives information on the human response, health effects, air distribution, ventilation efficiency and different types of ventilation systems.

Evaluating the thermal quality of a room

The paper describes a measurement system developed by Dantec to evaluate room thermal comfort according to ISO 7730 standard (determination of PMV and PPD indices).

Air quality and ventilation rates in schools in Poland - requirements, reality and possible improvements

Indoor environmental measurements (temperature, CO2, formaldehyde, TVOC) were operated in 28 classrooms in Warsaw (Poland). The classrooms were equipped with natural ventilation systems. Air change rates were calculated from CO2 concentrations. Results are compared with Polish regulation and international requirements and standards. The natural ventilation systems applied in all schools do not ensure proper ventilation rate.

A European standard on calculation of the HVAC energy requirement of buildings with room conditioning systems

Describes what could be the requirements of a European standard (not yet numbered) prepared by Technical Committee 156 (Working Group 7) of CEN (European Standardization Committee) about the calculation of energy requirements for buildings with room conditioning systems.

The revision of standard 62 : what a difference a decade makes

The revision of Ashrae standard 62, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, began in 1991. This article gives a summary of the changes that have been approved and describes the issues that remain to be resolved.

EN-ISO standard for summer comfort

Describes the content of the European and International standard EN-ISO 13792 which allows the simplified calculation of the internal temperature in hot season of a room without mechanical cooling.

prEN-ISO 13790 - A simplified method to assess the annual heating energy use in buildings

The article presents the scope and content of ISO 13790 standard which is intended to calculate the energy use for space heating of buildings. Information is given about the accuracy of the standard calculation method.

Capabilities and limitations of thermal models for use in thermal comfort standards.

Describes the thermal model available, both simple and complex and outlines capabilities and limitations. States that all of the models have limitations for use in standards, including the accuracy of the physical simulation and the accuracy of the inputs to the model. States that the biggest limitation is probably the accuracy with which comfort perceptions can be related to the physiological variables simulated in the thermal models.

Displacement ventilation environments with chilled ceilings: thermal comfort design within the context of the BS EN ISO 7730 versus adaptive debate.

Describes the current design standard BS EN ISO7730 - 'Moderate thermal environments - determination of the PMV and PPD indices and specification of the conditions for thermal comfort'. States that it is based on Fanger's work and comprises a steady-state human heat balance model that leads to a prediction of the sensation of human thermal comfort for a given set of thermal conditions. Questions the applicability of this standard when confronted with the more complex environment of a chilled ceiling operated in combination with displacement ventilation.