June 15, 2009

Abstract: 

A method for quantitatively comparing dissimilar ventilation systems has been developed. A calibrated ventilation model was exercised over a range of parameters seen in new and existing housing in the United States. Varied parameters included climate, building enclosure air leakage, presence or absence of a central forced-air space conditioning system, ventilation system type, ventilation airflow rate, and contaminant generation locations.