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IEQ p1: Minimum indoor air Quality performance


To establish minimum indoor air quality (IAQ) performance to enhance indoor air quality in buildings, thus contributing to the comfort and well-being of the occupants.


Meet the minimum requirements of Sections 4 through 7 of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality (with errata but without addenda).




Case 1. Mechanically ventilated spaces


Mechanical ventilation systems must be designed using the ventilation rate procedure or the applicable local code, whichever is more stringent.


Case 2. Naturally ventilated spaces


Naturally ventilated buildings must comply with ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, Paragraph 5.1 (with errata but without addenda).


Potential technologies & Strategies


Design ventilation systems to meet or exceed the minimum outdoor air ventilation rates as described in the ASHRAE standard. Balance the impacts of ventilation rates on energy use and indoor air quality to optimize for energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Use the ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007 user manual (with errata but without addenda 1) for detailed guidance on meeting the referenced requirements.


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