ATLANTA - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers is seeking authors to write a manual to help users meet the requirements of ASHRAE's residential ventilation standard.

The proposed manual will apply to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2003, "Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings," which is the only nationally recognized indoor air quality standard developed solely for residences.

"The manual will assist users in understanding the principles upon which the standard is based, the requirements of the standard, and how those requirements may be met," David Grimsrud, Ph.D., chair of the Standard 62.2 committee, said.

The Standard 62.2 manual is one of nine proposals for research and special projects released for bid by ASHRAE. Bids are due Dec. 15, and projects are scheduled to begin April 1, 2005. The manual will provide a thorough explanation of several requirements, such as rationale of formulas, and examples will be provided. The manual will detail mechanical ventilation system choices, combustion appliance considerations, and the design of kitchen and bathroom ventilation and filtration.

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Publication date: 11/22/2004