Residential Indoor Air Quality Study
Ventilation in residential buildings is a key component of healthy indoor air quality (IAQ). The recent trend in ventilation standards has been for higher ventilation rates to meet IAQ goals, as reflected in the latest version of ASHRAE Standard 62.2 (Ventilation and Acceptable IAQ in Low-Rise Residential Buildings). However, cold climate regions face the challenge of achieving healthy IAQ in homes while managing high energy costs.
This project looks at new ventilation standards and recent IAQ research findings in ventilation and source control to help inform homebuilders, architects, engineers, and other housing professionals. The project will include a literature review and interviews with experts to create a summary of the recent developments, and will provide recommendations for next steps in research and guidance on ventilation and IAQ.