ERIC Number: ED425619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers.
Agle, Elizabeth; Galbraith, Susan
The past two decades have witnessed increased concerns over the health and comfort of indoor air quality (IAQ), but little indoor air-related information has been targeted at building owners and facility managers of public and commercial buildings. This manual, specifically created for such a population, provides guidance on preventing, identifying, and correcting IAQ problems. The manual is divided into three topic areas. The first provides introductory material that explores the factors affecting IAQ and the organizational communication required for identifying potential IAQ problems. The second area advises building owners and facility managers who currently do not have an air-quality problem on how to prevent IAQ problems from arising. The development of an IAQ profile and the management of buildings for good IAQ are discussed. The third area provides guidance for resolving current air quality problems, such as diagnosing and mitigating IAQ problems and guidance on hiring IAQ professional assistance. Two sections containg 7 appendixes and 15 forms (checklists, profiles, worksheets, etc.) comprise half of the document. Fix appendixes discuss: (1) common IAQ measurements; (2) HVAC systems and indoor air quality; (3) moisture, mold and mildew; (4) asbestos; and (5) radon. The other two appendixes are: (1) a glossary and list of acronyms; and (2) a list of resources. (GR)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Data Collection, Documentation, Facilities Management, Facility Guidelines, Facility Improvement, Indoor Air Pollution, Organizational Communication, Planning, Problem Solving, Quality Control
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Indoor Air Div.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (DHHS/PHS), Cincinnati, OH.
Note: For a related "Action Plan", see EF 005 117.