Indoor environmental quality in elderly housing apartment units in Boston Metropolitan area: ...


Reports on field surveys in six high-rise apartment buildings for the elderly in Boston in order to evaluate the indoor environmental quality.  A questionnaire was developed and used during tenant interviews.  Ventilation measurements were performed in all six high-rise buildings.  A novel passive tracer gas system (PFT) was used to identify air pollutant pathways.  Measurements of fundamental thermal comfort parameters, such as air temperature, relative humidity, floor and wall surface temperatures, operative temperature, and mean radiant temperature, were also performed.  Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling was also used to investigate the impact of the air exchange rate and other ventilation parameters on indoor environmental comfort.

Primary Author(s): Demokritou P., Snell J., Spengler J, et al

Source: ASHRAE Trans., 2002, vol.108, part 1, paper number 4522, p273-282 , 6 figs., 6 tabs., refs.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103937 Abs 20022367

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