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ASHRAE STD 62.1

Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

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Organization: ASHRAE
Publication Date: 30 October 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 5
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FOREWORD

Unresolved objectors to Standard 62.1-2016 Addendum s noted that the definition for "unusual source" is unclear in distinguishing whether "rarely" refers to a source that is intermittent or transient within a space or if it is meant in the sense of commonality as in an object that would not be commonly found within in a space regardless of the duration of its presence. Addendum c clarifies what the committee considers an unusual source. The new definition makes clear that the unusual nature of a source has to do with its relationship to common items and activities within the space. For example, cooking is a common activity for a kitchen but would be an uncommon activity for a classroom; therefore a cooking classroom would have an unusual source if categorized as a classroom, meaning additional design considerations should be made in order to comply with the standard.

Note: In this addendum, changes to the current standard are indicated in the text by underlining (for additions) and (for deletions) unless the instructions specifically mention some other means of indicating the changes.

Document History

January 1, 2022
Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
This standard applies to spaces intended for human occupancy within buildings except those within dwelling units in residential occupancies in which occupants are nontransient. This standard defines...
October 19, 2021
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD The Indoor Air Quality Procedure (IAQP) has a long history going back to the 1981 standard. It has flexibility. For design, it requires the following (simplified version): 1. Identifying...
September 30, 2021
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD Residential occupancies that are four (4) stories or more were removed from Standard 62.1 with the 2016 version. Some spaces within these buildings, such as common corridors, lobbies, etc.,...
June 30, 2021
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD The language of Section 5.10, “Maximum Indoor Air Dew Point in Mechanically Cooled Buildings,” has been interpreted by users to mean that the standard requires humidity sensors in every...
June 24, 2021
VENTILATION FOR ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
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June 15, 2021
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
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January 27, 2021
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD Addendum a clarifies that air density adjustments are permitted but are not required. At the publication of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, General Notes for Table 6.2.2.1, Note 3 was...
January 19, 2021
VENTILATION FOR ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
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December 1, 2020
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
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November 19, 2020
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
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November 19, 2020
VENTILATION FOR ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
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October 30, 2020
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD Addendum d clarifies that open-circuit cooling towers, closed-circuit cooling towers, and evaporative condensers are all covered by the minimum separation distance requirements. Note: In...
ASHRAE STD 62.1
October 30, 2020
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD Unresolved objectors to Standard 62.1-2016 Addendum s noted that the definition for “unusual source” is unclear in distinguishing whether “rarely” refers to a source that is intermittent or...
April 17, 2020
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
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February 1, 2020
Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
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October 16, 2019
Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
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October 16, 2019
Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
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June 26, 2019
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD Table 6.2.2.1, “Minimum Ventilation Rates in Breathing Zone,” includes educational space types, including “Classroom (age 9 plus)” and “Lecture classroom.” The first of these does not have...
June 26, 2019
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD This addendum adds a reference to ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170 and an exception to direct users to use the ventilation rates in ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170 for asepsis and odor control for health...
June 26, 2019
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD The 60°F (15°C) indoor-air dew-point limit avoids the microbial growth problems frequently observed when humid outdoor air infiltrates into buildings that are mechanically cooled. Microbial...
June 26, 2019
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD The 2018 Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities require certain outpatient spaces to meet local ventilation codes and not...
June 26, 2019
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
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June 26, 2019
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD The Natural Ventilation Procedure was recently modified to require mechanical ventilation with certain exceptions. Addendum l provides specific requirements for the exceptions by providing...
June 26, 2019
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
FOREWORD Table 6.5, “Minimum Exhaust Rates,” lists minimum exhaust rates for certain spaces in which contaminant generation has been deemed high enough that the contaminant cannot be diluted and...
June 23, 2019
VENTILATION FOR ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
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