A new residential ventilation and IAQ guideline is now available from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
ASHRAE Guideline 24-2008, Ventilation and Indoor Air
Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is the companion guideline to
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, a national ventilation and IAQ standard
developed solely for residences. Guideline 24 provides information on achieving
good IAQ that goes beyond the requirements contained in Standard 62.2 by
providing explanatory and educational material not included in the
The guideline, which was written by the committee
responsible for maintaining Standard 62.2, includes information on envelope and
system design, material selection, commissioning and installation, and
operation and maintenance.
Committee chairSteven Emmerichsaid,
“While Standard 62.2 contains the essential minimum requirements that all
low-rise residential buildings should meet to achieve acceptable IAQ, Guideline
24 is an essential resource for designers, builders, and others looking for
reliable information on topics not covered in the standard or seeking to go
beyond minimum for high performance construction. Topics covered range from
fundamentals of building airflow to humidity control to verification of
The cost of Guideline 24-2008 is $54 ($43, ASHRAE members).
To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 800/527-4723 (United States and
Canada) or 404/636-8400 (worldwide), fax 404/321-5478, or visitwww.ashrae.org/bookstore.
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