Ventilation and building related symptoms

Miimu Airaksinen, Helena Järnström, Keijo Kovanen, Hannu Viitanen, Kristina Saarela

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Due to criteria for building energy efficiency today`s buildings are better insulated and the envelope is more air tight. These improvements have led to a more comfortable buildings and lower running costs. However, the new indoor environments are more dependent on controlled ventilation system thus, the role of ventilation is emphasised.
Impurities in indoor air can originate from different sources: e.g. materials, structures, adjacent zones such as crawl spaces or attics or ventilation systems. Ventilation and pressure differences as well as leakage routes are key factors in understanding the concentrations of impurities in indoor air and their penetration to indoor air.
This paper reviews the current understanding of the relationship between ventilation and its effect on sick building syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Clima 2007 WellBeing Indoors
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event9th Rehva World Congress, Clima 2007 - WellBeing Indoors - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 200714 Jun 2007
Conference number: 9


Conference9th Rehva World Congress, Clima 2007 - WellBeing Indoors
Abbreviated titleCLIMA 2007


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