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TN 36: Air Infiltration and Ventilation Glossary

Limb M.J., 1992
Bibliographic info: AIVC Technical Note 36, 1992, 47 pp
Languages: English Pages (count): 47

The glossary provides the definition of 250 terms related to air infiltration and ventilation. The intention of the document is to promote a more uniform use of terms in the area of ventilation.

The Glossary consists of main terms with definitions followed by any subsidiary terms. The main terms are in alphabetic order.

The basic entry has the following format:

Minimum Ventilation Requirement

The minimum quantity of outdoor or conditioned air entering a building, which is needed to maintain acceptable indoor air quality (See Acceptable Air Quality)

Subsidiary terms are bracketed and appear below the definition in italics, as in the example above. Definitions for these subsidiary terms are given in their alphabetically correct place.

Acceptable Air Quality

Air in which there are no known contaminants at harmful concentrations as determined by specialist authorities and with a substantial majority (80% or more) of the people exposed do not express dissatisfaction. (ASHRAE 62-1989).

Related publications

The book of proceedings from the 18th AIVC Conference "Ventilation and Cooling", Athens
The book of proceedings from the 17th AIVC Conference "Optimum Ventilation and Air Flow
The book of proceedings from the 16th AIVC Conference "Implementing the results of vent