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Indoor Air Quality: The Forgotten, Yet Critical, Element in Sustainable Buildings



Kevin Y. Teichman, Andrew K. Persily


In this paper, we consider how high performing, sustainable building programs and designs are currently addressing indoor air quality (IAQ) and how they might improve their treatment of IAQ. As part of this effort, we reviewed 100 case studies of high performing buildings to determine what aspects of IAQ they report on and how often actual IAQ performance data are presented. Based upon this analysis as well as existing standards and guidelines, we discuss what IAQ performance data should be collected during the early stages of a building’s operation to demonstrate its IAQ performance. We also present an approach to graphically represent such data that allows one to more easily view the multi-faceted nature of IAQ performance.
Proceedings Title
13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate Conference
Conference Dates
July 7-12, 2014
Conference Location
Hong Kong, -1


Energy, environmental impact, green buildings, indoor air quality, sustainability
Created August 6, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017