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Title: Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) Pilot Test Results

Abstract

The Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) is a field study that will collect data on ventilation systems and indoor air quality (IAQ) in new California homes that were built to 2008 Title 24 standards. A pilot test was performed to help inform the most time and cost effective approaches to measuring IAQ in the 100 test homes that will be recruited for this study. Two occupied, single-family detached homes built to 2008 Title 24 participated in the pilot test. One of the test homes uses exhaust-only ventilation provided by a continuous exhaust fan in the laundry room. The other home uses supply air for ventilation. Measurements of IAQ were collected for two weeks. Time-resolved concentrations of particulate matter (PM), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and formaldehyde were measured. Measurements of IAQ also included time-integrated concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), volatile aldehydes, and NO2. Three perfluorocarbon tracers (PFTs) were used to estimate the dilution rate of an indoor emitted air contaminant in the two pilot test homes. Diagnostic tests were performed to measure envelope air leakage, duct leakage, and airflow of range hood, exhaust fans, and clothes dryer vent when accessible. Occupant activities, such asmore » cooking, use of range hood and exhaust fans, were monitored using various data loggers. This document describes results of the pilot test.« less

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1342387
Report Number(s):
LBNL-1005818
ir:1005818
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Chan, Wanyu R., Maddalena, Randy L, Stratton, Chris, Hotchi, Toshifumi, Singer, Brett C., Walker, Iain S., and Sherman, Max H. Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) Pilot Test Results. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1342387.
Chan, Wanyu R., Maddalena, Randy L, Stratton, Chris, Hotchi, Toshifumi, Singer, Brett C., Walker, Iain S., & Sherman, Max H. Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) Pilot Test Results. United States. doi:10.2172/1342387.
Chan, Wanyu R., Maddalena, Randy L, Stratton, Chris, Hotchi, Toshifumi, Singer, Brett C., Walker, Iain S., and Sherman, Max H. Sun . "Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) Pilot Test Results". United States. doi:10.2172/1342387. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1342387.
@article{osti_1342387,
title = {Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) Pilot Test Results},
author = {Chan, Wanyu R. and Maddalena, Randy L and Stratton, Chris and Hotchi, Toshifumi and Singer, Brett C. and Walker, Iain S. and Sherman, Max H.},
abstractNote = {The Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) is a field study that will collect data on ventilation systems and indoor air quality (IAQ) in new California homes that were built to 2008 Title 24 standards. A pilot test was performed to help inform the most time and cost effective approaches to measuring IAQ in the 100 test homes that will be recruited for this study. Two occupied, single-family detached homes built to 2008 Title 24 participated in the pilot test. One of the test homes uses exhaust-only ventilation provided by a continuous exhaust fan in the laundry room. The other home uses supply air for ventilation. Measurements of IAQ were collected for two weeks. Time-resolved concentrations of particulate matter (PM), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and formaldehyde were measured. Measurements of IAQ also included time-integrated concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), volatile aldehydes, and NO2. Three perfluorocarbon tracers (PFTs) were used to estimate the dilution rate of an indoor emitted air contaminant in the two pilot test homes. Diagnostic tests were performed to measure envelope air leakage, duct leakage, and airflow of range hood, exhaust fans, and clothes dryer vent when accessible. Occupant activities, such as cooking, use of range hood and exhaust fans, were monitored using various data loggers. This document describes results of the pilot test.},
doi = {10.2172/1342387},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Sun May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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