||Survey of Protocols for Conducting Indoor Air Quality Investigations in Large Buildings.
Fortmann, R. C. ;
||Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Indoor air pollution ;
Air quality ;
Environmental engineering ;
Air sampling ;
Radioactive materials ;
Pollution sources ;
Heating systems ;
Air conditioning ;
Occupational health and safety ;
Closed building syndrome
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Numerous investigations are conducted in large buildings each year to evaluate health and comfort complaints that building occupants perceive to be related to poor indoor air quality. Some guidelines have been developed for conducting indoor air quality investigations, but standardized building diagnostics protocols have not been developed. The purpose of the work was to compile information that might be used to develop standardized protocols. A computerized literature search and a mail-out survey were conducted. A number of reports describing indoor air quality investigation guidelines and protocols were identified. The recently-published EPA/NIOSH Building Air Quality document contained the most comprehensive guidance. A survey of other documents identified many common elements, particularly for the collection of information during the initial walk-through investigation phases.