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Main Title Developing Guidance for Considering Cost-Effectiveness When Selecting and Designing IAQ Control Approaches.
Author Henschel, D. B. ; Peterson, P. R. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 1998
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA-R-822870-01; EPA/600/A-98/105;
Stock Number PB98-151780
Additional Subjects Indoor air quality ; Cost effectiveness ; Air pollution control ; Design analysis ; Selection ; Indoor air pollution ; Air cleaners ; Ventilation systems ; Space HVAC systems ; Heating equipment ; Air conditioning equipment ; Alternatives ; Scenarios ; Commercial buildings ; Office buildings ; Public buildings ; Guidance ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-151780 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper discusses the development of guidance for considering cost-effectiveness when selecting and designing indoor air quality (IAQ) control approaches. A program has been initiated to develop technical guidance that will assist the user in selecting and designing the most cost-effective combination of IAQ control options in any specific circumstances. The initial guidance will be general guidance for commercial and institutional buildings, based on a series of case studies. The initial effort has focussed on defining the methodology for developing this guidance. The on-going methodology development efforts described here include definition of: the scenarios for which alternative IAQ control approaches might be considered as competitive options; the methods for calculating cost and effectiveness; and the methods for presenting, in a user-friendly manner, cost-effectiveness as a function of effectiveness in reducing occupant exposure. The case studies that will be conducted, using the methodology, will involve detailed definition of all key building-; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning-; source; occupancy; and IAQ-related parameters for the given case (e.g., a particular new small office building). A sensitivity analysis will then be conducted.