Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory — Richland, WA
-- Cadmus – Portland, OR
-- Washington State University – Olympia, WA
DOE Total Funding: $766,406
Cost Share: $105,000
Project Term: September 2017 — March 2020
Funding Type: Funding Opportunity Award
This project entails the measurement of time-integrated concentrations and temporal profiles of humidity and established contaminants of concern in a minimum of 64 new homes located in cold and marine climate zones.
- Measure time-integrated concentrations and temporal profiles of humidity and established contaminants of concern, monitor the use of ventilation equipment, and track activities that impact air pollutant emissions and removal processes in typical homes in various climate zones.
- Characterize the prevalence, type, and installed performance of mechanical ventilation equipment in new homes; explore regional variations in system designs and performance.
- Investigate associations of indoor humidity and contaminant levels with the presence of control measures including (ASHRAE)-62.2 compliant mechanical ventilation, envelope airtightness, mechanical system commissioning, and potentially low-emitting materials.
Results will enable associations of indoor humidity and contaminant levels with the presence of control measures including American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 62.2 compliant mechanical ventilation and envelope airtightness.
DOE Technology Manager: Eric Werling
Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory