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Marc O. Abadie, Pawel Wargocki
Year:
2017
Languages: English | Pages: 116 pp
Bibliographic info:
AIVC Contributed Report 17, 2017

The objective of present work was to develop the metric that assess the performance of solutions securing high indoor air quality in low-energy (modern) residential buildings. This was achieved by summarizing data on the levels and types of gaseous pollutants and particulate matter in low-energy buildings and comparing them with the existing exposure limits for pollutants. The result is a graphical signature showing whether any pollutant level exceeds short-term and long-term exposure limits, and indicating the associated healthy life years lost; the signature is supplemented with the information on energy use in a building.