This Guideline defines acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ) and provides methods to help achieve acceptable indoor air quality in office buildings, throughout the conception, design, construction, commissioning, operation, and maintenance stages.
This Guideline applies to public- and private-sector buil dings used primarily for office functions and is intended to deal with contaminants normally found in these environments.
This Guideline is intended to provide guidance on managing indoor air quality at a level conducive to comfort and productivity which may exceed health and safety contaminant criteria addressed in other Codes and Standards.
This Guideline is intended for use by building owners, property managers, operators, tenants, architects, and engineers.
This Guideline addresses indoor air quality issues such as ventilation and air distribution, temperature, relative humidity, air filtering, comfort, and the concentration of air contaminants.
Although it is recognized that lighting, ergonomics, and acoustics contribute to the quality of the indoor environment, they are not addressed by this Guideline.
This Guideline provides consideration for separating office space from other special-use spaces in a building.
This Guideline does not provide guidelines for dealing with radon gas. Should the need arise, users should consult with the regulatory authority.
This Guideline does not address the issue of providing an office environment suitable for the environmentally sensitive or hypersensitive.