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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Section 6 of the Building Air Quality Guide: Diagnosing Indoor Air Quality Problems

This section of the Building Air Quality Guide describes a method for discovering the cause of the complaint and presents a toolbox of diagnostic activities to assist you in collecting information.

The topics include:

  • Overview: Conducting an IAQ Investigation
  • Initial Walkthrough
  • Collecting Additional Information
  • Collecting Information About Occupant Complaints
  • Using the Occupant Data
  • Collecting Information about the HVAC System
  • Using the HVAC System Data
  • Collecting Information about Pollutant Pathways and Driving Forces
  • Using Pollutant Pathway Data
  • Collecting Information on Pollutant Sources
  • Using Pollutant Source Data
  • Sampling Air for Contaminants and Indicators
  • Complaints Due to Conditions Other Than Poor Air Quality
  • Forming and Testing Hypotheses
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