research product . 2021

Room-Level Ventilation in Schools and Universities

McNeill, V. Faye; Corsi, Richard; Huffman, J. Alex; King, Cathleen; Klein, Robert; Lamore, Michael; Maeng, Do Young; Miller, Shelly L.; Ng, Nga Lee; Olsiewski, Paula; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Aug 2021
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Ventilation is of primary concern for maintaining healthy indoor air quality and reducing the spread of airborne infectious disease, including COVID-19. In addition to building-level guidelines, increased attention is being placed on room-level ventilation. However, for many universities and schools, ventilation data on a room-by-room basis are not available for classrooms and other key spaces. We present an overview of approaches for measuring ventilation along with their advantages and disadvantages. We also present data from recent case studies for a variety of institutions across the United States, with various building ages, types, locations, and climates, ...
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