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Indoor Air Quality Guide

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Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning is designed for architects, design engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and all other professionals concerned with indoor air quality.

Summary (Part I) and Detailed (Part II) Guidance provides:

  • Hundreds of internal and external links to resources for the design, construction, and commissioning of buildings with excellent indoor air quality
  • Access to an incredible variety of in-depth information by topic to help you design, construct, and operate buildings using best practices for indoor air quality
  • Best practices for all aspects of IAQ building design, commissioning, and construction, including designing for maintainability
  • Tools and material for demonstrating the value of IAQ to clients
  • 40 strategies for achieving 8 critical IAQ objectives

Download a free copy of the IAQ Guide and supporting files (72 MB)
Contains contents from the summary guidance in the printed book (Part I) as well as more than 500 additional pages of detailed guidance (Part II) 

Download guide

pdf_icon.png Download a free copy of the IAQ Guide primer from the May 2010 ASHRAE Journal (PDF).

Developed in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, The U.S. Green Building Council, the Builders and Owners Management Association International, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors of North America, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Print Format Available for Purchase

A printed edition of the IAQ Guide's Part I summary guidance is available for purchase in the ASHRAE Bookstore..


Other IAQ Resources from ASHRAE

ASHRAE Design Guide for Low- to Mid-Rise Multifamily Residential Buildings

Standards 62.1 & 62.2

62.1 User's Manual

62.2 User's Manual

Related Courses

IAQ Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning

Optimizing Indoor Environment: Increasing Building Value – 6 hours