Brundrett G
Bibliographic info:
Indoor Built Environ, No 9, 2000, pp 97-101

The developing trend that Building Regulations in the future will be applied to buildings in use rather than to their design intent on paper has many important implications. It will lead to pressure testing of new buildings to ensure air tightness, low energy bills and the associated absence of draughts. Importantly, it means that for the first time, the ventilation air will enter the building through the air inlet ductwork. This offers the designers the opportunity to control the indoor environment to create refreshing comfortable climate while retaining low energy use. The three critical factors are sufficient air to dilute odours, better filtration to remove particulate matter with the implications of this for health, and controlled humidity for comfort and freshness.