Indoor air quality: a guide for facility managers by Ed Bas

By Ed Bas

Written in easy-to-understand, non-technical phrases, this ebook should be either a prepared reference and a coaching advisor. protecting every one kind of indoor air possibility, the writer explains the fundamentals of right air flow and the connection of the HVAC procedure to indoor air caliber. He examines primary strategies for retaining strong air caliber, together with filtration, keep an eye on of humidity and moisture, and duct cleansing. a whole bankruptcy is dedicated to contemporary advancements and approaches for controlling poisonous mould. Case stories, an HVAC thesaurus, and several other important directories also are integrated. The consultant presents a entire account of indoor air caliber risks, their assets, and acceptable suggestions.

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Another survey was conducted at a recent annual BOMA convention. Survey results showed that nearly half felt IAQ was a "very Page xxv serious" or "somewhat serious" problem in their facilities. Thirty-five percent planned to study the problem and identify its causes, while another 35 percent said they would make changes in the way they maintain or operate their buildings' HVAC systems. Causes and Solutions In the 1994 IFMA survey, 83 percent of the respondents that had experienced problems with their indoor air reacted by improving air balancing.

Page vii The Author Ed Bas is a professional writer, editor and book author with 20 years of experience. Mr. Bas writes regularly on the subject of indoor air quality. His first book, Indoor Air Quality And The Building Environment, was published by Business News Publishing Company. He has also written for newspapers, magazines, trade publications and technical journals on a wide range of subjects. Currently, Mr. Bas is associate editor for The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. Page ix The Advisers Editorial Adviser Joseph P.

In 1988, most causes of sick building syndrome can be traced to improperly designed, maintained and managed heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. It analyzed 30 buildings over an 18-month period, all of which had exhibited definite symptoms, but no direct causes, of sick building syndrome. More than one problem was found in 11 of the buildings that were analyzed. Chemical contaminants were blamed in 75 percent of the cases, thermal problems in 55 percent, microbiologicals in 45 percent, and humidity (too low or too high) in 30 percent.

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