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Main Title Evaluation of an IAQ Source Management Strategy for a Large Building.
Author Mason, M. A. ; Tichenor, B. A. ; Sparks, L. E. ; Henschel, D. B. ; Kulp, R. N. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div. ;Air Quality Sciences, Atlanta, GA.
Publisher 1998
Year Published 1998
Stock Number PB98-155047
Additional Subjects Commercial buildings ; Indoor air quality ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution abatement ; Office buildings ; Indoor air pollution ; Design analysis ; Construction materials ; Building materials ; Air pollution sources ; Ventilation systems ; Air flow ; Flow rates ; Emissions ; Air infiltration ; Mathematical models ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-155047 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
EPA conducted a pilot study to evaluate source management and control strategies used in the design, construction, and commissioning of a new large building. Strategies employed to minimize volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination in the occupied building included selection of low emitting materials, staged construction and installation of materials and furnishings, and a 90-day 100% outdoor air flush prior to occupancy. Air Quality Science (AQS) collected both the source emission rate data generated in product compliance testing and those to characterize building ventilation rates and VOC concentrations before, during, and after the flush out. The source loading and emission rate data, building characteristics, and ventilation data were input into an indoor air model. Predicted VOC concentrations were compared with those observed which remained above predicted for at least 30 days beyond the 90-day flush out. Predominant VOC emissions were characteristic of a carpet tile installed on four of six floors. It is concluded that long term product emissions tests may be necessary to characterize some products and that a strategy is needed to ensure that installed products are representative of products tested for compliance.