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An office building occupant"s guide to indoor air quality

An office building occupant"s guide to indoor air quality

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Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10110027M
ISBN 100160427290
ISBN 109780160427299
OCLC/WorldCa38558016

This guide provides a comprehensive account of indoor air quality hazards, their sources, and appropriate solutions. Written in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms, it is designed to be used as both a ready reference and a training guide for facility managers. Each specific type of indoor air hazard is addressed, including allergens, asbestos, formaldehyde and VOCs, radon, tobacco smoke. Indoor Air Quality Assessment fact-based information on the quality of your air. We can guide you through comfort of building occupants. Clean: Of increasing concern is the HVAC system’s ability to reduce micro-organisms, such as mold, bacteria and viruses. 1. Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan.

  Introduction. Human occupants are an important source of microbes in indoor environments. On indoor surfaces, direct contact leads to a rapidly generated signature of the occupants [], one that is predictable based on the nature of the human contact [].Airborne microbial levels increase when rooms are occupied compared to unoccupied conditions [3, 4], and humans . Indoor air quality, a guide for building owners, managers and occupants. -- [] - Irregular. ISSN = Indoor air quality, a guide for building owners, managers and occupants 1. Indoor air pollution – Prevention. 2. Air quality – Management. 3. Industrial hygiene – British Columbia. 4.

ings with poor indoor air quality anywhere in this or other countries. 2 Water stained ceiling tile from an office building with chronic roof leakage. Culture of Trichoderma showing fluffy,spreading growth on the agar surface. Visible mold growing on a floor joistin the crawl space under a .   Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important consideration for building owners and design teams. IAQ can easily decrease within elevator cabs and machine rooms. Photos courtesy ThyssenKrupp Elevator. by Sasha Bailey, LEED AP Indoor air quality (IAQ) has become increasingly important for building owners and occupants in recent years.


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An office building occupant"s guide to indoor air quality Download PDF EPUB FB2

This guide is intended to help people who work in office buildings learn about the factors that contribute to indoor air quality and comfort problems and the roles of building managers and occupants in maintaining a good indoor environment.

A HTML version is available. You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. --Factors that contribute to indoor air quality --Factors that affect occupant comfort and productivity --Indoor air quality is a shared responsibility --Things everyone in the building can do --What the office manager/tenant can do --What building facility managers can do to promote good indoor air quality --If you think your building has an.

Disable demand-control ventilation (DCV) controls that reduce air supply based on temperature or occupancy. Consider using natural ventilation (i.e., opening windows if possible and safe to do so) to increase outdoor air dilution of indoor air when environmental conditions and building requirements allow.

Improve central air filtration. Indoor Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners, Managers, and Occupants. The information in this guide will help you maintain good indoor air quality in your building, prevent air quality problems, and correct problems that may arise.

It will also help you understand the indoor air quality requirements in the Occupational Health and Safety. Factors Affecting Indoor Air Quality The indoor environment results from the interaction of the site, the climate, the building system, the potential contaminant sources (e.g., furnishings, moisture sources, work processes and activities, and out-door pollutants), and the building occupants.

Some of these factors and sources are listed in. indoor air quality. Communication between building management and building occupants regarding their respec-tive responsibilities is a critical element in the management of indoor air quality.

Indoor air quality in a large building is the product of multiple influences, and attempts to bring problems under control do not always produce the. A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers EPA F, December – The Building Air Quality (BAQ), developed by the EPA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, provides practical suggestions on preventing, identifying and resolving indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in public and commercial buildings.

This guidance. Contents About This Booklet.3 Why is Indoor Air Quality Important. 4 Factors that Contribute to Indoor Air Quality, 5 Factors that Affect Occupant Comfort and Productivity. 8 Indoor Air Quality is a Shared Responsibility. 9 Things Everyone in the Building Can Do 11 What the Office Manager/Tenant Can Do 12 What Building Facility Managers Can Do to Promote Good Indoor Air Quality.

15 If. indoor air quality. The objective of this document is to provide general guidance on improving the indoor air quality of air-conditioned office premises and acceptable values for selected parameters. It also provides information on the potential health effects of indoor contaminants, and an action plan to achieve good indoor air quality.

For example, lowering the percentage of building occupants dissatisfied with indoor air quality by 10 percent has been predicted to increase work performance by roughly 1 percent; 4 doubling the outdoor air supply rate by increasing ventilation has been estimated to increase office work by about percent.

4 It is of note that ventilation is. Indoor air quality refers to air quality in buildings related to health & safety of occupants. Understanding it can reduce risk of indoor health concerns.

When indoor quality is low then occupants can face serious health issues like cancer, heart disease or respiratory illness. An Office Building Occupant's Guide to Indoor Air Quality. This booklet is intended to help people who work in office buildings learn about the factors that contribute to indoor air quality and comfort problems and the roles of building managers and occupants in maintaining a good indoor environment.

Office buildings tend to have restricted ventilation and can be a cause to the air quality issue in the building. Poor Upkeep of Air Handling System/Heating System: The main purpose of an air handling system is to help maintain good indoor air quality through proper ventilation and.

Indoor environments are highly complex and building occupants may be exposed to a variety of contaminants (in the form of gases and particles) from office machines, cleaning products, construction activities, carpets and furnishings, perfumes, cigarette smoke, water-damaged building materials, microbial growth (fungal, mold, and bacterial.

Indoor air quality has become an indispensable concern for building owners and occupants, especially as we know more about the potential negative health effects of exposure to volatile chemicals, particulate matter, emissions and other air impurities.

Indoor air quality is a bigger problem for the poor and underprivileged. According to the WHO, 56 percent of cities with more thaninhabitants in high-income countries do not meet its.

A good indoor environment is very important because it can impact the health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of building occupants.

Although building managers have the primary responsibilty for maintaining indoor air quality, building tenants and occupants can play an equally important role in controlling and improving indoor air quality. Building codes in Canada and the U.S.

generally refer to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers* Standard - Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality (or previous versions), or other acceptable standards.

This guide is intended to help people who work in office buildings learn about the factors that contribute to indoor air quality and comfort problems and the roles of building managers and occupants in maintaining a good indoor environment.

Resources for Investigating Indoor Air Quality Issues and Complaints. Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. (December ). Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning is designed for architects, design engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and all other professionals concerned with indoor air quality.

Summary (Part I) and Detailed (Part II) Guidance provides: Hundreds of internal and external links to resources for the design, construction, and commissioning of. We do better in environments with air quality that's above the acceptable minimum, including green buildings, which emphasize protecting occupants' health and assisting productivity.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard When it comes to defining minimum ventilation rates in buildings (except for low-rise residential), the premiere reference is ANSI/ASHRAE StandardVentilation for Acceptable Indoor Air standard specifies minimum ventilation rates and other measures for both new and existing buildings that are intended to foster a level of indoor air quality .