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ASHRAE publishes 2007 residential IAQ standard.

Press Release Summary:

June 19, 2007 - Developed solely for residences, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings standard defines roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems. Changes from 2004 version include application of exceptions based on climate map zones vs degree-day based; inclusion of condensing dryers that do not have exhaust flow; and requirements for testing and rating ventilation fans.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers - Atlanta, GA

Original Press Release

ASHRAE Publishes 2007 Residential IAQ Standard

Press release date: June 7, 2007

ATLANTA - The 2007 version of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) residential indoor air quality standard is now available.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2007, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is the only nationally recognized indoor air quality standard developed solely for residences. It defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in low-rise residential buildings.

Changes to the standard from the 2004 version include application of exceptions based on climate map zones vs. degree-day based, making it easier to apply the standard; inclusion of a new technology of condensing dryers that do not have an exhaust flow like traditional dryers; and a change in requirements for testing and rating ventilation fans.

The cost of Standard 62.2-2007 is $39 ($32, ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), by mail at 1791 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, or visit the ASHRAE.org Bookstore.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

Contact: Jodi Dunlop Public Relations 678-539-1140 jdunlop@ashrae.org 1791 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 30329