Emissions of floor structures during building phase and the indoor air quality of a new office building

Kristina Saarela, Jutta Laine-Ylijoki, Timo Lukkarinen, A. Kettunen, R. Ruotsalainen

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Abstract

In constructing a new office building for the Allergy and Asthma Association, the materials were chosen according to the Finnish Classification of Finishing Materials in order to optimise the indoor air quality in the building. The emission behaviour of two types of floor structures, a concrete floor cast on the site, and a cored concrete slab in the neighbouring room were followed during the building phase. At the point of time when the building was completed and occupied, indoor air quality (IAQ) measurements were performed as well as emission measurements of the flooring material. The emission test of the flooring material to be installed had been performed separately in the laboratory according to the classification. The study brought new information on the behaviour of materials during the building phase and on the emission behaviour of a classified material measured in a real building compared to the chamber testing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndoor Air 99
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality & Climate
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages564-569
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Aug 199913 Aug 1999

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period8/08/9913/08/99

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