Case study reference guide tackles indoor air quality problems

Learning lessons from others is the thrust of this book that provides the benefit of both good and bad experiences in indoor air quality (IAQ) over the past decade.


Learning lessons from others is the thrust of this book that provides the benefit of both good and bad experiences in indoor air quality (IAQ) over the past decade. This collection of actual examples includes commentary to guide the reader in the learning process. It also offers a basis for making sound IAQ decisions in day-to-day work.

Each case study contains the details needed to fully understand what went right and what went wrong in the building in question. Insightful analysis presented with each example is designed to assist the reader in generalizing the results for applicability to other types of settings.

The book also includes tips for preventing potentially costly indoor air hazards as well as in resolving challenging existing problems. Supporting technical and scientific data are presented for each case. Most chapters also include a "lessons learned" section.

Well-organized text is broken down into manageable, readable sections that cover such topics as total volatile organic compounds, legionnaires disease, microbial investigations, cancer clusters, and communications and the press. Fifteen chapters concentrate on a variety of topics from "when drain pans don't drain" to "a million reasons to hate bioaerosols."

The book is edited by a leading industry consultant well-known for indoor environmental problem solving. Its information is based on real-life stories that have both unique aspects as well as principles that nearly every reader can apply to his daily work to prevent IAQ problems and save money in the process.

Indoor Air Quality Case Studies Reference Guide edited by George Benda. Published by The Fairmont Press, 700 Indian Trail, Lilburn, GA 30047; 770-925-9388; fax: 770-381-9865; www. 1999, hardbound, 220 pp. $84.

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