Measure Guideline: Selecting Ventilation Systems for Existing Homes.
Author: Aldrich, R.
Pages/Volumes: 57 pp.
Publication Year: 2014
Notes: Work performed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, Connecticut.
Document Type: Subcontract Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 1126385
Subject Code Description: Buildings
Abstract: This document addresses adding -or improving - mechanical ventilation systems to existing homes. The purpose of ventilation is to remove contaminants from homes, and this report discusses where, when, and how much ventilation is appropriate in a home, including some discussion of relevant codes and standards. Advantages, disadvantages, and approximate costs of various system types are presented along with general guidelines for implementing the systems in homes. CARB intends for this document to be useful to decision makers and contractors implementing ventilation systems in homes. Choosing the "best" system is not always straightforward; selecting a system involves balancing performance, efficiency, cost, required maintenance, and several other factors. It is the intent of this document to assist contractors in making more informed decisions when selecting systems. Ventilation is an integral part of a high-performance home. With more air-sealed envelopes, a mechanical means of removing contaminants is critical for indoor environmental quality and building durability.
Accession Number: 59825
Library Notes: NPL-1402 REV
Report Numbers: SR-5500-61149; DOE/GO-102014-4367
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