Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Evaluation

Teams have to discuss the overall approach to indoor air quality (IAQ) to meet general performance goals and satisfy specific field conditions.

Teams have to provide summary details of the IAQ environment, pollutant, and moisture control and the use of, and reliance on, mechanical systems to control the indoor environment. They have to provide references to ASHRAE and other standards and a specific evaluation using EPA’s Indoor airPLUS design requirements relative to all spaces in the home. They also have to include evaluations based on radon zones, common pest control features (i.e. termites), or other geographic issues that influence the selection of IAQ features and control.

 

Resources

EPA, Indoor airPlus Program:
http://epa.gov/indoorairplus/

National Institute of Building Sciences, Whole Building Design Guide:
http://www.wbdg.org/design/ieq.php

ASHRAE, Special Project Activities:
https://www.ashrae.org/standards-research--technology/special--project-activities

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Indoor Air Quality Scientific Findings Resource Bank:
http://www.iaqscience.lbl.gov/