Perceived air quality and sensory pollution loads in six Danish office buildings

Pawel Wargocki, P. Krupicz, A. Szczecinski, Povl Ole Fanger, Geo Clausen

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    Abstract

    Perceived air quality and sensory pollution loads were measured in 6 office buildings with mechanical ventilation without recirculation, in each buildings in 6 representative non-smoking medium-sized and small offices with mixing ventilation. An untrained panel of 43 subjects assessed the air quality on a normal weekday when the building was occupied, and on a weekend without occupants in the building. On both occasions the ventilation system was in operation as on a normal working day. Outdoor air supply rate, air temperature, relative humidity, concentration of carbon dioxide and ultrafine particles were measured. The percentage of persons dissatisfied with air quality ranged from 3 to 30%, decreasing with increasing outdoor air supply rate from 1 to 4 L/(sxm2floor). Total sensory pollution loads ranged from 0.08 to 0.37 olf/m2floor in occupied buildings and from 0.04 to 0.27 olf/m2floor in unoccupied buildings. They are somewhat lower than the loads measured in earlier studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Indoor Air 2002
    Publication date2002
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Monterey, CA, United States
    Duration: 30 Jun 20025 Jul 2002
    Conference number: 9
    http://www.indair.org/index_files/Page325.htm

    Conference

    Conference9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    Number9
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityMonterey, CA
    Period30/06/200205/07/2002
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