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Title: Evaluation of pollutant source strengths and control strategies in an innovative residential high-rise building

Describes a study undertaken to assess the indoor air quality in the Clos St-Andre, a 78-unit residential complex in downtown Montreal, through the implementation of a monitoring protocol in three of the building`s suites; and to examine the relationships between mechanical ventilation, material emissions, occupant lifestyle, and indoor air pollutant concentrations. The monitoring protocol consisted of tracer gas, air exchange testing, material emission testing, airtightness testing, and the monitoring of air temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and total volatile organic carbon in the suites. Trends in pollutant concentrations over time in the post-construction period are noted.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
350437
Report Number(s):
MIC--99-01637/XAB
TRN: 91020814
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1998
Research Org:
SIRICON, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada);Innovation Centre for High-Rise and Multiples (Canada)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; APARTMENT BUILDINGS; BUILDING MATERIALS; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; AIR INFILTRATION; AMBIENT TEMPERATURE; HUMIDITY; CARBON DIOXIDE; CARBON MONOXIDE; FORMALDEHYDE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; VOLATILE MATTER