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ASTM International - ASTM D7297-06

Standard Practice for Evaluating Residential Indoor Air Quality Concerns

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 December 2006
Status: inactive
Page Count: 28
ICS Code (Ambient atmospheres): 13.040.20
significance And Use:

IAQ-based complaints and problems including discomfort/health symptoms and unacceptable indoor environmental conditions such as odors exist in residential buildings, but the frequency of the... View More

scope:

1.1 This standard practice describes procedures for evaluating indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns in residential buildings.

1.2 The practice primarily addresses IAQ concerns encountered in single-family detached and attached (for example, townhouse or duplex design) residential buildings. Limited guidance is also included for low- and high-rise multifamily dwellings.

1.3 The IAQ evaluation procedures are comprised of interviews with the homeowner or resident(s) (including telephone interviews and face-to-face meetings) and on-site investigations (including walk-through, assessment, and measurements). For practicality in application, these procedures are dividing into three separate phases.

1.4 The procedures described in this standard practice are aimed at identifying potential causes contributing to the IAQ concern. Such findings should become a basis for recommending corrective measures. This standard practice does not describe problem resolution or corrective measures and the standard is not intended to evaluate the impact of corrective measures.

1.5 Implementation of procedures given in this standard requires the investigator (or investigative team) to have adequate background in several areas: general principles of IAQ; interviewing techniques; building design and construction practices; basic understanding of heating and cooling systems and appliances; use of IAQ measurement equipment; interpretation of IAQ data; and technical report writing.

1.6 Although many elements described in this standard practice may be useful in training of IAQ investigators, it should not be used as the sole basis for specifying or conducting such training.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For additional safety precautionary information, see Section 6.

Document History

September 1, 2021
Standard Practice for Evaluating Residential Indoor Air Quality Concerns
1.1 This standard practice describes procedures for evaluating indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns in residential buildings. 1.2 The practice primarily addresses IAQ concerns encountered in...
April 1, 2014
Standard Practice for Evaluating Residential Indoor Air Quality Concerns
1.1 This standard practice describes procedures for evaluating indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns in residential buildings. 1.2 The practice primarily addresses IAQ concerns encountered in...
ASTM D7297-06
December 1, 2006
Standard Practice for Evaluating Residential Indoor Air Quality Concerns
1.1 This standard practice describes procedures for evaluating indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns in residential buildings. 1.2 The practice primarily addresses IAQ concerns encountered in...
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