Science Inventory

VENTILATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Citation:

Priest, J., J. McLaughlin, L. L. Christianson, A. Zhivov, M. McCulley, G. Chamberlin, M. Tumbleson, AND et al. VENTILATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-95/065 (NTIS 95-212767), 1995.

Impact/Purpose:

information

Description:

The report gives results of a project to develop a systems analysis of ventilation technology and provide a state-of-the-art assessment of ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) research needs. (NOTE: Ventilation technology is defined as the hardware necessary to bring outdoor air into a building and to treat and effectively distribute the outdoor air to and within the occupied spaces of the building.) Goals of the analysis were to: (1) define the state-of-the-art in building design and operation; (2) identify emerging technologies and trends that will influence IAQ, building design, and operation; and (3) define and prioritize ventilation research needs that will improve IAQ. Ventilation research priorities that were established are: (1) evaluate different system designs for their impact on IAQ; (2) develop checklists, protocols, standards, and codes that guide and regulate the design, construction, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems; (3) define ventilation effectiveness and the method of its field verification; (4) develop advanced IAQ sensors and control techniques; (5) develop adequate models to predict air and contaminant distribution; (6) validate ASHRAE Standard 62-1989 to see if it really results in acceptable IAQ; and (7) measure effectiveness of outdoor air supply strategies.

URLs/Downloads:

NTISCONTACT.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 8 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 05/10/1995
Record Last Revised: 10/02/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 115656

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION