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VENTILATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
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.
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.