Woods, J.E.
Bibliographic info:
ASHRAE Journal, July 1979, 21, (7), 23-27

U.S. ventilation systems have been reported to require as much as 50-60% of total energy consumed in buildings and have become popular targets for energy conservation methods. Notes serious concern that arbitrary changes to codes and standards are being proposed in the name of energy conservation which could jeopardise health, safety or welfare of building occupants. Traces evolution of ventilation codes and standards in us.Treats difficulties encountered with measurement and direct control of indoor air quality. Notes common guide values for air contamination used. Notes revision of ASHRAE standard 62-73 "standards for natural and mechanical ventilation".