Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality
Quality of Air
The quality of air provided inside of school buildings and classrooms. The inside air quality can be affected by provided lighting, thermal comfort, acoustic, interior design, and aesthetics design.
From the supporting literature (linked),
1. Indoor air quality influences student learning and outcomes.
2. Poorly ventilated buildings can result in poor air quality and build-up of noxious odors and fumes. These result in student listlessness and absence from school, and their poor academic achievement.
3. HVAC systems are recognized as one of the sources of the background noise.
4. Northern and southern classroom orientations improve energy saving in buildings.
5. The problematic building envelope, the improper control of heating and lighting systems, the absence of proper legislative measures and, the lack of interest concerning the efficiency are the main factors in the reported efficiency.
6. Displacement ventilation (DV) can maintain a thermally comfortable environment that has a low air velocity, a small temperature difference between the head and ankle level, and a low percentage of dissatisfied people.
7. School environment and exposure to building dampness and bioaerosols influence air quality and health challenges in school buildings.
8. Ventilation in classrooms improves health standards.
9. Promoting mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) and air filtration
10. Avoiding overcrowded accommodation.
11. Promoting the use of reusable and environmental friendly building materials in construction and encouraging the use of energy efficient equipment, systems and designs.
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