M. Maroni, P. Carrer, D. Cavallo, M. della Torre, N. Boschi
Bibliographic info:
Healthy Buildings 2003 - Proceedings 7th International Conference (7th-11th December 2003) - National University of Singapore - Vol. 3, pp 562-566, 3 Tab., 6 Ref.

The scope of this paper is the definition of some indoor air quality health-based criteria forhealthy buildings. One possible approach to establish indoor air quality health-based criteriacould be to define target values of a set of measurable parameters (chemical, physical andbiological) related to health. Target values to assess the parameters are set according to fullexposure (e.g. WHO guidelines, 24 h all people) or partial exposure (e.g., EPA guidelines, 8 haverage adult). As for health protection, a Basic Target is a No Effect Level, while a BestTarget is a further reduced value to account for uncertainty and human inter-individualvariation. As for comfort, a Basic Target is considered the minimum acceptable condition (i.e.80% of the population satisfied), while Best Target represents a condition of excellent quality,in the context of current building design, operation and management (i.e. >80% of thepopulation satisfied). This paper also provides a list of factors/conditions that can be checkedin a building for a preliminary, qualitative assessment.