Ventilation's pivotal role for indoor air quality of houses in New Zealand

Leardini, P. M., Rosemeier, K. and Ong, A. (2012). Ventilation's pivotal role for indoor air quality of houses in New Zealand. In: 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012, Brisbane, QLD, (1120-1125). 8-12 July 2012.

Author Leardini, P. M.
Rosemeier, K.
Ong, A.
Title of paper Ventilation's pivotal role for indoor air quality of houses in New Zealand
Conference name 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Conference location Brisbane, QLD
Conference dates 8-12 July 2012
Proceedings title 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781627480758
Volume 2
Start page 1120
End page 1125
Total pages 6
Abstract/Summary Air-leakage rates, indoor air quality and comfort of New Zealand houses built in the new millennium were surveyed, to assess whether recent upgrades of the New Zealand Building Code were effective in delivering outcomes in line with its aspirations. Results show that air-leakage rates are high by international comparison, yet the resulting indoor air quality is relatively poor. Thermal comfort is likewise characteristically at a very low level. This suggests that the Building Code is in need of more detailed quantification of benchmarks to promote healthy and energy efficient houses.
Subjects 2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
Keyword Air-leakage
Energy efficiency
Indoor air quality
Thermal comfort
Ventilation
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture Publications
 
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