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Indoor Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Standards

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Author(s)

Andrew K. Persily

Abstract

Indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have played a role in discussions of ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) since the 18th century. Those discussions have evolved over the years to focus on the impacts of CO2 on building occupants, how CO2 concentrations relate to occupant perception of bioeffluents, the use of indoor CO2 to estimate ventilation rates, and CO2–based demand control ventilation. The relevance of CO2 concentrations to ventilation and IAQ standards is based primarily on two considerations: their relation to indoor levels of bioeffluents, and their relation to ventilation rates per person. This paper reviews these concepts and discusses the role of indoor CO2 in various ventilation and IAQ standards. CO2
Citation
Indoor Air-International Journal Of Indoor Air Quality And Climate

Keywords

carbon dioxide, guidelines, indoor air quality, standards, ventilation

Citation

Persily, A. (2016), Indoor Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Standards, Indoor Air-International Journal Of Indoor Air Quality And Climate (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created July 4, 2016, Updated December 15, 2022