Maintaining acceptable air quality in office buildings through ventilation

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 3
ISSN1206-1220
Physical description4 p.
SubjectVentilation; Air quality
AbstractDuring non-working hours, the ventilation system in an office is usually off. Therefore, acceptable indoor air quality has to be re-established in time for the beginning of another workday. The off-gassed chemicals accumulated during the off-hours have to be expelled through what is known as a flushing cycle. With indoor air quality re-established, an occupancy cycle subsequently maintains it. It rids the office space of its contaminants, especially carbon dioxide. But what does 'flushing cycle' or, for that matter, 'occupancy cycle,' really mean in terms of ventilation rate and air changes per hour? What does it mean in winter, what in summer?
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Une qualité de l'air acceptable dans les immeubles de bureaux, c'est possible grâce à la ventilation
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NRC number40626
7538
NPARC number20330361
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Record identifier5ce65c15-0fe8-438f-9ea3-40300ab4325e
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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