ANSI/ASHRAE Standard (Including ANSI/ASHRAE Addenda listed in Appendix H). Ventilation for Acceptable. Indoor Air Quality. Ventilation standards and mechanical codes have evolved to address ASHRAE Standard (2). Ventilation for .. ASHRAE Standard The Ventilation Rate Procedure found in ASHRAE Standard Addendum N was applied to Monmouth University’s Multipurpose Athletic.

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In such cases, twice the amount of outside air as indicated in Table 2 would be required for acceptable indoor air quality. Since there are numerous contaminants that either will not be detected or for which “definite limits have not been set”, this portion of the procedure has significant risk associated with it. The Ventilation Rate Procedure is a rate based standard. Of course, provision for permanently mounted airflow measurement devices and controls would significantly reduce both the cost and time associated with such changes as long as the HVAC load capacity could accommodate future requirements.

Interpretations for Standard 62-2001

Ventilation code enforcement has proven to be difficult because it is often misunderstood by the code asnrae agency in the local jurisdiction. Outside airflow rates may require ashrse on variable volume systems based on calculations of the multi-space equation defined under 6.

Being a rate based standard, continuous airflow measurement should be a central component of any effective control strategy to assure acceptable indoor air quality. A revised procedure, addendum 62n, was under its third public review when this document was created.

It must also include xshrae sensor and transmitter uncertainties. This will be a significant improvement since a large portion of the dilution air required for acceptable IAQ is needed to dilute contaminants generated independently of the occupants and their activities. Rates can be determined either directly using airflow standarrd devices or indirectly by other means i.

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HVAC system control strategies that ignore ashae relationship have inherent pressurization problems. Mechanical ventilation systems shall include either manual or automatic controls that enable the fan system to operate whenever the spaces served are occupied. Requiring only a “snap-shot” of airflow rates is analogous to providing a one-time setup for temperature control, which obviously would not be very effective. The actual occupant dissatisfaction is exponentially greater in practice.

Recirculation criteria are defined in 6. However, contaminants that are not appreciably reduced by the air-cleaning system may be the controlling factor in design and prohibit the reduction asbrae air below that set by the Ventilation Rate Procedure.

According to this procedure, 6. For example, studies have shown that gases such as formaldehyde, which are present in many common office materials, may not be adequately diluted under CO2 DCV strategies without an extensive pre-purge cycle prior to occupancy. Many systems cannot meet the minimum airflow requirements at the occupied space during operation as a result of the dynamic nature of mechanical ventilation system and external factors on the building envelope.

As a result, this condition rarely, if ever, exists. Great care should be given to the selection between these procedures.

Anything that changes the pressurization flow will result in fluctuations in building pressure. The assumptions made to conclude that a 15 CFM per person rate is actually maintained when the ppm rise is detected are considerable. The lack of specific guidelines to effectively overcome the effect of changing system dynamics on ventilation rates and distribution for today’s HVAC systems is partially to blame for design deficiencies. Buildings that are likely to change use or be altered should consider a robust HVAC system design standare could take into account changes in airflow rate requirements imposed by this standard.


The proposed addendum, only addresses positive pressure during periods of dehumidification. The section provides guidelines for air balancing, testing of drain pans, ventilation system start-up, testing of damper controls, and documentation requirements.

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Unfortunately, almost every facility has contaminants generated from within the space i. Mechanical barriers should protect occupied areas to protect them from construction-generated contaminants.

According to the Indoor Air Quality Procedure, providing dilution ventilation as asyrae by the Ventilation Rate Procedure will provide acceptable indoor air quality “ipso facto”. Designers should be cautious when using CO2 measurement as the sole source of verification of outdoor airflow rates.

Interpretations for Standard

Especially in facilities with variable occupancy and activity levels. Section 3 addresses definitions used within the standard.

In the Ventilation Rate Procedure, 4. The scope of Standard 62 “applies to all indoor or enclosed spaces that people may occupy, except where other applicable standards and requirements dictate larger amounts of ventilation than this standard.

Present motivation to design to the standard has been driven mostly by liability and risk management concerns and in some cases the desire of the design professionals to meet their obligation by designing to national, professional standards.

The designer must assume that the critical zone is at its minimum supply airflow or use airflow measurement suitable for accurate monitoring in each zone which may go critical to continuously calculate then reset outside air intake flow rates at the AHU.