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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The section provides guidelines for air balancing, testing of drain pans, ventilation system start-up, testing of damper controls, and documentation requirements. Therefore, systems that meet the ashraf requirements of Table 2 and the outside air requirements set forth in 6.

Indoor Air Quality Procedure. All of these variations can be compensated for by using an airflow measuring station at the intake to the air-handling unit with automatic controls.

A key distinction over the existing procedure will be the requirement for ventilation rates to be determined based on both occupant and space ventilation requirements. Whether or not it explicitly requires airflow measuring devices or not is irrelevant. Addendum u was approved for incorporation into the parent stancard at the ASHRAE winter meeting in January and adds a new section, 5.

Interpretations for Standard

Regardless of local code requirements, designing and operating a building to this standard will minimize IAQ liability and help assure an acceptable indoor environment.

The air cleaning system efficiency for the troublesome contaminants present, both gaseous and particulate, may be adequate 622-001 satisfy the Indoor Air Quality criteria of 6. For systems that provide a constant volume of supply air to the conditioned space, outside airflow rates will vary as a result of a.

Whenever the temperature of a building envelope is lower than the dew point of air migrating across it, there will be condensation. Increasing the critical zone supply flow by providing reheat can reduce total outside airflow rates.

However, it neglects the significant influence of external pressure variations on all systems that result from changes in wind and stack pressures, which often exceeds 0. Since airflow rates are typically reduced in the Indoor Air Quality Procedure, its measurement and control is even more critical, especially on systems where axhrae thermal load changes independent of the occupants and their activities.


Standard 62 has been incorporated into many building codes. The Ventilation Rate Procedure “prescribes the rate at which ventilation air must be delivered to a space and various means to condition that air. According to this section, “Under the ventilation rate procedure, for other than intermittent variable occupancy as defined in 6.

The statement below merely indicates that human body odor will most likely be acceptable if the conditions above are standarf. 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.

Mechanical ventilation systems shall include either manual or automatic controls that enable the fan system to operate whenever the spaces served are occupied.

Mechanical barriers should protect occupied areas to protect them from construction-generated contaminants. However, there are numerous risks associated with both the quantitative and subjective evaluations provided within the procedure that every designer should be aware of.

CO2 measurement, at best, can be used as an indicator of changes in occupancy. Net neutral control requires more precise instrumentation and the margin of error is much smaller. Designers should be cautious when using CO2 measurement as the sole source of verification of outdoor airflow rates.

Designers claiming this procedure must be able to substantiate that rates are maintained during all load conditions. Especially in facilities with variable occupancy and activity levels. As a result, this condition rarely, if ever, exists. When applied in accordance to manufacturer’s recommendations, airflow measuring devices such as those manufactured by EBTRON, only require the verification of operation by test and balance professionals.

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This addendum addresses humidity control and building pressurization. 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 shandard. Outside airflow rates may require reset on variable volume systems based on calculations of the multi-space equation defined under 6.


The assumptions made to conclude that a 15 CFM per person rate is actually maintained when the ppm rise is detected are considerable. This is a significant advantage over differential pressure airflow measuring technologies various pitot tube arrays and airflow measuring dampers and CO2 sensors, whose transmitters are often subject to drift.

The principal comment regarding 6. It does not state the “indoor air quality shall ashrar considered acceptable. Where more than one space is served by ashtae common supply system, the ratio of outdoor air to supply air required to satisfy the ventilation and thermal control requirements may differ from space to space.

ASHRAE Standard 62-2001

HVAC system control strategies that ignore this relationship have inherent pressurization problems. Section 7 addresses the construction and start-up phases of the project and has been included because a significant number of documented IAQ cases were a result of activities, which took place during these phases of the project.

ASHRAE Standard 62 is a short, but often misinterpreted, document outlining ventilation requirements for acceptable indoor air quality. The system shall be designed to maintain the supply airflow and minimum outdoor airflow as required by section 6 under any load condition.

A base ventilation rate will always be required, regardless of occupancy, to dilute such contaminants. Designers must consider the condition of the existing ventilation system and its ability to maintain a pressurized environment prior to initiating the construction phase of a project.

The alternate Indoor Air Quality Procedure “uses one or more guidelines for the specification of acceptable concentrations of certain contaminants in indoor air but does not prescribe ventilation rates or air treatment methods.

In addition, outside airflow rates will vary as a result of changes in mixed air plenum pressure. In such cases, twice the amount of outside air as indicated in Table 2 would be required for acceptable indoor air quality. In reality, most systems require permanent airflow measurement devices to assure compliance with the standard.