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ID 501 Sustainable Indoor Air Quality: Reading list

ID 501 Sustainable Indoor Air Quality

Department: MSc in Sustainable Design and Built Environment

Module Description: Students will learn the role of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in achieving a sustainable indoor environment. Issues like occupants’ health, productivity, and energy consumption will be discussed. The module will outline the requirements and standards of proper IAQ needed to ensure healthy and productive indoor environments. Students will learn of the main causes of poor IAQ conditions and the different strategies that can be implemented to resolve these issues. The energy requirements of such strategies will be discussed with special emphasis on HVAC and Ventilation requirements. Students will also learn how to use some field testing equipment to measure different IAQ parameters.

Recommended readings

  • ASHRAE Standards: 55, 62.1, 62.2, 90.1, 90.2, and 189.1

  • Binggeli, C. (2016). Building systems for interior designers. 3rd edn. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. 2nd edition available

  • Hess-Kosa, K. (2018). Indoor air quality: the latest sampling and analytical methods. 3rd edn. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2nd edition available

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