ASHRAE Release New IAQ Position Document

Even though energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ) may at times have competing agendas, they can be compatible and should be considered simultaneously, asserts a new American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) IAQ position document.

12/31/2001


Even though energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ) may at times have competing agendas, they can be compatible and should be considered simultaneously, asserts a new American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) IAQ position document.

"The new IAQ position document addresses current building construction and maintenance practices and applies the Society's guidance in ventilation and indoor air quality," said ASHRAE President William Coad, P.E.

The document also recommends expanded public and private support for research on IAQ and its effects on people, and more widespread implementation of available IAQ knowledge, technologies and practices to improve indoor air environments, comfort and health.

To download ASHRAE's Indoor Air Quality Position Document, log on to: www.ashrae.org/ABOUT/iaq.htm .





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