A methodology for analyzing the association between student performance and indoor air quality

Past research that has evaluated the association between student performance and some change variable (building renovation, room temperature, curriculum, teacher involvement, etc.) has focused on student-level data and has not adequately accounted for regression artifacts (regression to

Criteria for clean ventilation components and systems

The paper describes the test procedure and sums up the criteria for the air handling components and systems defined in the Finnish guideline for ventilation equipment Test methods, such as a measuring method of mineral fibres released into airflow, and a method for measuring the odour threshold of processing oils have been added to the guideline.The experience from the labeling system has been very positive .

Building America: real-world results.


A Semi Empirical Flow Model for Low-Velocity Air Supply in Displacement Ventilation

Similar to supply air jets in mixing ventilation this paper describes a comprehensive flow model for displacement ventilation derived from the integrated Navier-Stokes differential equations for boundary layers. A new test method for low velocity diffusers in displacement ventilation is developed based on this new flow model. Contrary to jet flow, it is shown that the only independent variable in the new model is the buoyancy flux.

Demand controlled ventilation - evaluation of commercially available sensors.

A test programme has been designed to evaluate the performance characteristics of sensors for the automatic control of ventilation rates. The test programme consists of two main parts, one being the evaluation of sensor performance in laboratory tests and the other referring to long term characteristics of sensors in actual buildings. Included in thepresent evaluation are eight different types of humidity sensors, two carbon dioxide sensors and five mixed gas sensors.

Testing of air barrier systems.