Understanding Ventilation: How to Design, Select, and Install Residential Ventilation Systems

Understanding Ventilation: How to Design, Select, and Install Residential Ventilation SystemsAuthor(s): John Bower

Publisher: Healthy House Inst (May 1995)

Hardcover: 428 pages

ISBN: 0963715658

ISBN-13: 978-0963715654

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At last…a book that takes all the mystery out of ventilation! Understanding Ventilation is the only book that covers all aspects of exchanging the air in houses: infiltration, equipment selection, design, heat-recovery ventilators, sizing, costs, controls, whole-house filters, distribution, and possible problems that a ventilation system can cause–all in easy-to-understand language.


Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems

Indoor Air Quality and HVAC SystemsAuthor(s): David W. Bearg

Publisher: Lewis Publishers, Inc.

Hardcover: 240 pages

ISBN: 0873715748

ISBN-13: 978-0873715744

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Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems is a practical guide for understanding the relationship between the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems and achieving indoor air quality (IAQ). The book describes the individual components of HVAC systems and the role each plays in maintaining good indoor air quality. It also identifies the techniques available for evaluating the performance characteristics of ventilation systems (including the use of carbon dioxide monitors and sulfur hexafluoride tracer testing equipment).
Other topics discussed include the determination of pathways of air movement through buildings and understanding pressure relationships, ventilation effectiveness, and efficiency. The book concludes with an overview of sources of air contaminants to be concerned about when performing an IAQ evaluation.
Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems provides critical information for industrial hygienists, HVAC contractors and engineers, and building owners and managers.

Indoor Air Quality: Solutions and Strategies

Indoor Air Quality: Solutions and StrategiesAuthor(s): Steve M. Hays, Ronald V. Gobbell, Nicholas R. Ganick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Text

Hardcover: 417 pages

ISBN: 0070273731

ISBN-13: 978-0070273733

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The field of indoor air quality concerns architects, engineers, industrial hygienists and building operators. Bringing together all these disciplines, this expert guide offers vital information and practical guidance to assess and control indoor contaminants in all types of buildings. Featuring the latest investigative procedures, measurement and monitoring techniques and assessment protocols, this book demonstrates how to: conduct thorough occupant interviews, collect and analyze samples, diagnose and solve problems related to air movement and HVAC-systems, minimize pollution from VOC-emitting building materials and equipment, control contamination introduced by maintenance and construction activities and implement a building commissioning plan to minimize problems in new construction. Indoor Air Quality provides tested and proven solutions and strategies you need to design, operate and maintain buildings with good air quality.

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An architect, an industrial engineer, and a mechanical engineer offer an overview of what’s known about managing indoor air quality for professionals in the building industry. They provide a foundation for analysis and control, show relationships among the various disciplines concerned with indoor air quality, and discuss practical applications of the disciplines. Includes five appendices and a 12-page glossary.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
The IAQ Problem
Diagnosis and Remediation of IAQ Problems
The Interdisciplinary Approach
Chapter 2. Industrial Hygiene and Its Application to IAQ
Industrial Hygiene Methodology
Indoor Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene
The Application of Industrial Hygiene Methodology to IAQ
Sampling, Analysis, and Interpretation
Chapter 3. Mechanical Engineering and IAQ
Classifications of HVAC Systems
IAQ Issues for HVAC
Existing Buildings: Investigation and Corrective Strategies
New Construction
HVAC System Maintenance
Chapter 4. Architecture, Construction, and Operations
Building Materials
Other Sources of Building Contamination
Building Functional and Occupant Loads
Other Factors That Influence IAQ Perception
Existing Buildings: Investigation and Corrective Strategies
New Construction
Chapter 5. Conclusion
IAQ Management
Status of IAQ
IAQ in Other Facilities
Appendix A. Core Checklist
Appendix B. Occupant Health and Comfort Questionnaire
Appendix C. HVAC IAQ Investigation Checklist
Appendix D. Architecture, Construction, and Operations Checklist
Appendix E. Resources
Symbols and Abbreviations

Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well Being

Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well BeingAuthor(s): Carol Venolia, Debra Lynn Dadd

Publisher: Celestial Arts

Paperback: 240 pages

ISBN: 0890874972

ISBN-13: 978-0890874974

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From The WomanSource Catalog & Review:

Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by SH, 02/01/97:
The physical environments we live, work and play in have a direct, but often unrecognized, effect on the harmony of our lives. Becoming aware of our interactions with these spaces and making changes to improve them can help create balance and emotional well-being. Healing Environments provides ways in which to reconfigure our lifestyles and surroundings that will enhance our lives and spiritual beings. For instance, adding accents of silver, the color of the moon, can aid creativity, soothe emotions and soften the ambience in our surroundings. An architect by profession, Carol Venolia guides us beyond the structural dimensions and into the sensorial realms of the spaces we inhabit. This book is presented as a way to get to know ourselves and evaluate our environments, as well as to teach us how the components of color, sound, temperature, light, arrangement and texture can be cultivated to create a healthier and more fufilling existence.

Excerpted from Healing Environments by Carol Venolia (as appears in The WomanSource Catalog & Review). Copyright(c) 1988. Reprinted by permission, all rights reserved:
A friend of mine found another way to change his environment via his perceptions. His heart was in the Sierras, but his work was in San Francisco. He made his peace with the city by knowing the origins of its parts: the granite veneer on his high-rise office building was quarried in the mountains; his drinking water came from the snowfall of the Sierra Nevada; his Victorian row-house was built from the redwood forests; the sun that shone on him also irritating, but necessary requirements for home-dwellers.

The Healthy House Answer Book

The Healthy House Answer Book: Answers to the 133 Most Commonly Asked QuestionsAuthor(s): John & Lynn Marie Bower

Publisher: Healthy House Inst; 1 edition (November 1, 1997)

Paperback: 192 pages

ISBN: 096371564X

ISBN-13: 978-0963715647

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Answers to the 133 most commonly asked questions

Have you ever asked an expert a question, and received an answer that left you baffled–even more confused and uncertain than before you asked the question? The Healthy House Answer Book is exactly the opposite. It’s clear and direct. This book offers answers to the most common questions about healthy home construction, decorating and maintenance. Unlike thick references, this book is designed to offer quick answers to common questions. You don’t need a degree in science to understand the answers about a wide range of home health topics, such as interior paints, flooring, air and water filters, furnaces, cabinets and cleaning products. The question-and-answer format helps you quickly find the information you need. 187 pages, 1997