Source control has been shown to be an effective strategy for improving air quality. The objective of the present study was to investigate and compare the potential for achieving an improved perceived indoor air quality by selecting less-polluting building materials or by increasing the ventilation rate in real rooms. Relationships between ventilation rate and perceived indoor air quality were established for differently polluting materials in real rooms. The results showed that the use of low-polluting materials reduced the ventilation rate required to achieve an acceptable level of perceived air quality and thereby prevented unnecessary use of energy for ventilation. For some high-polluting materials it will not be realistic in practice to provide enough ventilation to achieve an acceptable level of perceived air quality. Therefore, the use of low-polluting materials should be part of a strategy for good perceived air quality in sustainable buildings.
|Title of host publication||CLIMA 2010 : CD ROM|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||10th Rehva World Congress: Sustainable Energy Use in Buildings - Antalya, Turkey|
Duration: 9 May 2010 → 12 May 2010
Conference number: 10
|Conference||10th Rehva World Congress|
|Period||09/05/2010 → 12/05/2010|