ANSI/ASHRAE Standard (Including ANSI/ASHRAE Addenda listed in Appendix H). Ventilation for Acceptable. Indoor Air Quality. Ventilation standards and mechanical codes have evolved to address ASHRAE Standard (2). Ventilation for .. ASHRAE Standard The Ventilation Rate Procedure found in ASHRAE Standard Addendum N was applied to Monmouth University’s Multipurpose Athletic.

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Noteworthy is the standard’s definition of acceptable indoor air quality. This addendum standar humidity control and building pressurization. Consideration should be given for a limited night setback mode with provision for humidity and pressurization control.

Other distinguishing factors include a provision for zone ashraw effectiveness based on the air distribution configuration, the modification of the multi-space equation for multi-zone recirculating systems, the consideration for varying operating conditions, the provision for dynamic reset, and specific requirements for exhaust ventilation.

Because many systems, especially VAV, have thermal load requirements that differ from the ventilation requirements for acceptable IAQ, the requirements of this section can only be realized if the multi-space equation is calculated under design and minimum supply flows to individual zones using the minimum outdoor air requirements to each zone. Various indoor air contaminants may give rise to odor that is unacceptable intensity or character that ashraf the eyes, nose, and throat.

ASHRAE Standard 62-2001

It is unlikely that all contaminants of concern will be evaluated or reduced to acceptable levels. Of course, provision for permanently mounted airflow measurement devices and controls would significantly reduce both the cost and time associated with such changes as long as the HVAC load capacity could accommodate future requirements. Ashraf purpose of ASHRAE Standard 62, as defined in Section 1, is to “specify minimum ventilation rates and indoor air quality that will be acceptable to human occupants and are intended to minimize the potential for adverse health effects.


Regardless of local code requirements, designing and operating a building to this standard will minimize IAQ liability and help assure an acceptable indoor environment.

The Ventilation Rate Procedure “prescribes the rate at which ventilation air must be delivered to a space and various means to condition that air. In addition, outside airflow rates will vary as a result of changes in mixed air plenum pressure.

Great care should be given to 62-201 selection between these procedures. According to the Indoor Air Quality Procedure, providing dilution ventilation as prescribed by the Ventilation Rate Procedure will provide acceptable indoor air quality “ipso facto”.

Especially in facilities with variable occupancy and activity levels. Indoor Air Quality Procedure.

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However, it neglects the significant influence of external pressure variations on all systems that result from changes in wind and stack pressures, which often exceeds 0. The standard is being developed under a “continuous maintenance” protocol and ashtae comprised of a parent document and approved addenda. Therefore, maintenance of minimum outdoor airflow defined in section 6 essentially requires the use of permanent devices capable of maintaining outdoor airflow rates for compliance.

It must also include individual sensor and transmitter uncertainties. Addendum u was approved for incorporation into the parent document at the ASHRAE winter meeting in January and adds a new section, 5.

Section 3 addresses definitions used 26-2001 the standard.

Interpretations for Standard

Mechanical ventilation systems shall include either sshrae or automatic controls that enable the fan system to operate whenever the spaces served are occupied. Anything that changes the pressurization flow will result in fluctuations in building pressure. Designers must consider the condition of the existing ventilation system and its ability to maintain a pressurized environment prior to initiating the construction phase of a project. Designers should be cautious when using CO2 measurement as the sole source of verification of outdoor airflow rates.


Also, caution should be exercised when reducing outside airflow rates since outside air is required to maintain proper building pressure. The start-up phase, covered in section 7. For systems that provide a constant volume of supply air to the conditioned space, outside airflow standardd will vary as a result of a.

The principal comment regarding 6. In the absence of objective means to assess the acceptability of such contaminants, the judgment of acceptability must necessarily derive from subjective evaluations of impartial observers. However, the uncertainty of indirect techniques introduces standxrd significant level of risk.

The International Mechanical Code has adopted a rigid interpretation of the Ventilation Rate Procedure of the parent document and requires devices and controls to maintain per person ventilation requirements at standdard load conditions.

The assumptions made to conclude that a 15 CFM per person rate is actually maintained when the ppm rise is detected are considerable. Outside airflow rates may require reset on variable volume systems based on calculations of the multi-space equation defined under 6. However, there are numerous risks associated with both the quantitative and subjective evaluations provided within the procedure that every designer should be aware of.

Rates can be determined either directly using airflow measuring devices or indirectly by other means i.

The concept of providing “a direct solution” is desirable in principle. All systems constructed or renovated after the adoption date of the parent document are required to be operated and maintained in accordance to the provisions set forth in this section of the standard.

All of these variations can be compensated for by using an airflow measuring station at the intake to the air-handling unit with automatic controls.