Revision of Standard 62: What a Difference a Decade Makes.
Revision of Standard 62: What a Difference a Decade
Persily, A. K.
Indoor Air 2002, 9th International Conference on Indoor
Air Quality and Climate. Proceedings. Volume 3. June
30-July 5, 2002, Monterey, CA, 328-333 pp, 2002.
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decision making; indoor air quality; standards;
The American Society of heating, Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has been revising
Standard 62,Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air
Quality since 1991. The two primary motivations for this
revision have been 1) to convert the document into
minimum requirements in mandatory and enforceable
language for adoption into building codes and 2) to
update the content to reflect the increased knowledge
from research and practical experience since the bulk of
the standard was last approved in 1989. A number of
changes have been approved since the revision process
began ten years ago, but many difficult issues remain.
This paper provides a summary of the progress that has
been made to date and the issues that remain to be
resolved before a complete code-language version of the
standard can be issued.