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Title:
Managing indoor air quality
Author:
Burroughs, H. E.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Lilburn, Ga. : Fairmont Press ; New York : Distributed by Marcel Dekker, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780881734409

9780881734416
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Book

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This practical desk reference, now in its fully updated third edition, is structured to serve as a guide and information resource - both on treating existing indoor air problems effectively - and on preventing costly IAQ problems from occurring in the first place. Finding solutions to indoor air quality problems is often a complex, multi-disciplined endeavor. A single discipline approach from the environmental engineer, the industrial hygienist, or the medical doctor, unfortunately tends to narrow both the control and the treatments options. This book cuts across these professions, to offer those concerned with the total facility a broader, more comprehensive approach to managing indoor air quality and mitigating indoor air quality problems. The third edition adds a new chapter on building security and the increased emphasis on mold-related issues.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1 Indoor Air Quality: an Overview--Where Are We?p. 1
The Building as a Habitat
When Buildings Become Sickening
Why Now?
Humane Concerns
Economic Issues
Legal Implications
Indoor Air Pollutants
Treating the Problem
IAQ Controls
Investigation Headaches
Environmental Medicine
The Management Challenge
2 Indoor Air Quality in Retrospect: How Did We Get Here?p. 15
IAQ in Antiquity
Body Odor & Tobacco Smoke: Factors of Transition
IAQ Today
Summary: What Does All This Mean?
3 Classifying Indoor Air Problems: What Kind and How Big A Problem do We Have?p. 27
Sick Building Syndrome & Building Related Illness
SBS Symptomatology
Building Related Illness Diagnosis
Putting Health Information to Work
Contaminants & Their Sources
Environmental Conditions
Psychological & Ergonomic Factors
Health, Contaminants & Environmental Factors
4 Investigating Indoor Air Quality Problems: How to Find out What Went Wrongp. 71
Investigation Procedures
Measures of Acceptability
Investigation Difficulties
Selecting a Diagnostic Team
5 Controlling Indoor Air Problems: How to Keep the Building Working Wellp. 113
Toxicity & Hazard
Measuring Contaminants
Controls
Special Control Considerations
Control Evaluation & Monitoring
Control by Contaminant
6 The Thermal Environment: An Internal Habitatp. 143
Comfort & Health
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Humidity & ASHRAE 62
Ventilation
Ventilation Limitations
First, Check the HVAC System
Ventilation & Energy Efficiency
7 HVAC: The Heart of the Systemp. 163
HVAC Design
Inspecting the HVAC System
HVAC Operations & Maintenance
HVAC IAQ Opportunities
Outdoor Air Intake
Mixing Plenum
Water & Air Distribution Systems
Water Systems
Air Systems
Heating/Cooling Plants
8 Filtration: Understanding an Underutilized Assetp. 189
History of Filters
Applying Filtration
Basic Principles of Air Cleaning
Particulate Filtration
Testing and Rating Methods for Particulate Filters
Gas Phase Filtration
Application of Filtration
9 Building Security and Safety: Readying your Building for "Extraordinary" Environmental Stressp. 219
"9/11" Changed the World
The Rules Have Not Changed
Assessment Guidance
Checklist for CB Hardening Preparations
Filtration is an Important Building Security Tool
10 Operations & Maintenance: an Ounce of Preventionp. 237
Inherited "Energy Crisis" Problems
The High Cost of Neglected Maintenance
Operation & Maintenance: The Key IAQ Ingredient
Preventive Maintenance for Quality Indoor Air
Putting It All Together
Poor Maintenance by Design
Maintenance Fallacies that Work Against Productive Environments
11 Management Procedures: The Soft Side of IAQ Successp. 257
Complaint Response
Complaint Response Procedures
Management by Complaint
Developing an IAQ Program
Policy
The IAQ Manager
Management Plan
IAQ Resource Notebook
Management Concerns
Economic Factors
Legal Matters--Specific Policy Issues
Securing Consultant Services
Education & Training
Communication in IAQ Management
12 What "They" Say From Whence Does my Help Cometh?p. 283
ASHRAE 62-2001, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
Ventilation Rate Procedure
Air Quality Procedure
Acceptable Air Quality
Revision Activity
The status of Standard 62
What Does It All Mean
Standard 62.2-2003
Where to Next?
Appendix A Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 301
Appendix B Glossary of Termsp. 303
Appendix C Selected Resources and Referencesp. 313
Appendix D Investigation Formsp. 337
Appendix E Guidance Checklist for Design Documentationp. 353
Indexp. 355
Prefacep. ix
1 Indoor Air Quality: an Overview--Where Are We?p. 1
The Building as a Habitat
When Buildings Become Sickening
Why Now?
Humane Concerns
Economic Issues
Legal Implications
Indoor Air Pollutants
Treating the Problem
IAQ Controls
Investigation Headaches
Environmental Medicine
The Management Challenge
2 Indoor Air Quality in Retrospect: How Did We Get Here?p. 15
IAQ in Antiquity
Body Odor & Tobacco Smoke: Factors of Transition
IAQ Today
Summary: What Does All This Mean?
3 Classifying Indoor Air Problems: What Kind and How Big A Problem do We Have?p. 27
Sick Building Syndrome & Building Related Illness
SBS Symptomatology
Building Related Illness Diagnosis
Putting Health Information to Work
Contaminants & Their Sources
Environmental Conditions
Psychological & Ergonomic Factors
Health, Contaminants & Environmental Factors
4 Investigating Indoor Air Quality Problems: How to Find out What Went Wrongp. 71
Investigation Procedures
Measures of Acceptability
Investigation Difficulties
Selecting a Diagnostic Team
5 Controlling Indoor Air Problems: How to Keep the Building Working Wellp. 113
Toxicity & Hazard
Measuring Contaminants
Controls
Special Control Considerations
Control Evaluation & Monitoring
Control by Contaminant
6 The Thermal Environment: An Internal Habitatp. 143
Comfort & Health
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Humidity & ASHRAE 62
Ventilation
Ventilation Limitations
First, Check the HVAC System
Ventilation & Energy Efficiency
7 HVAC: The Heart of the Systemp. 163
HVAC Design
Inspecting the HVAC System
HVAC Operations & Maintenance
HVAC IAQ Opportunities
Outdoor Air Intake
Mixing Plenum
Water & Air Distribution Systems
Water Systems
Air Systems
Heating/Cooling Plants
8 Filtration: Understanding an Underutilized Assetp. 189
History of Filters
Applying Filtration
Basic Principles of Air Cleaning
Particulate Filtration
Testing and Rating Methods for Particulate Filters
Gas Phase Filtration
Application of Filtration
9 Building Security and Safety: Readying your Building for "Extraordinary" Environmental Stressp. 219
"9/11" Changed the World
The Rules Have Not Changed
Assessment Guidance
Checklist for CB Hardening Preparations
Filtration is an Important Building Security Tool
10 Operations & Maintenance: an Ounce of Preventionp. 237
Inherited "Energy Crisis" Problems
The High Cost of Neglected Maintenance
Operation & Maintenance: The Key IAQ Ingredient
Preventive Maintenance for Quality Indoor Air
Putting It All Together
Poor Maintenance by Design
Maintenance Fallacies that Work Against Productive Environments
11 Management Procedures: The Soft Side of IAQ Successp. 257
Complaint Response
Complaint Response Procedures
Management by Complaint
Developing an IAQ Program
Policy
The IAQ Manager
Management Plan
IAQ Resource Notebook
Management Concerns
Economic Factors
Legal Matters--Specific Policy Issues
Securing Consultant Services
Education & Training
Communication in IAQ Management
12 What "They" Say From Whence Does my Help Cometh?p. 283
ASHRAE 62-2001, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
Ventilation Rate Procedure
Air Quality Procedure
Acceptable Air Quality
Revision Activity
The status of Standard 62
What Does It All Mean
Standard 62.2-2003
Where to Next?
Appendix A Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 301
Appendix B Glossary of Termsp. 303
Appendix C Selected Resources and Referencesp. 313
Appendix D Investigation Formsp. 337
Appendix E Guidance Checklist for Design Documentationp. 353
Indexp. 355