VOC emission rates in newly built and renovated buildings, and the influence of ventilation – a review and meta-analysis

  title={VOC emission rates in newly built and renovated buildings, and the influence of ventilation – a review and meta-analysis},
  author={Sverre Bj{\o}rn Hol{\o}s and Aileen Yang and Merethe Lind and Kari Thunshelle and Peter G. Schild and Mads Mysen},
  journal={International Journal of Ventilation},
  pages={153 - 166}
ABSTRACT Few field studies have evaluated ventilation strategies, such as temporarily increasing the ventilation rate, to counter the high pollutant-load from off-gassing of volatile compounds from new materials in these buildings. We reviewed longitudinal studies that measured both ventilation rate (i.e. fresh air change rate) and airborne concentration of total volatile organic compounds (TVOC). Rates of emission of TVOC follow a multi-exponential decay trend over time after completion of a… Expand
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