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dc.contributor.authorHoløs, Sverre Bjørn
dc.contributor.authorYang, Aileen
dc.contributor.authorLind, Merethe
dc.contributor.authorThunshelle, Kari
dc.contributor.authorSchild, Peter
dc.contributor.authorMysen, Mads
dc.identifier.citationThe International Journal of Ventilation. 2018, 1-14.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractFew field studies have evaluated ventilation strategies, such as temporarily increasing the ventilation rate, to counter the high pollutant-load from off-gassing of volatile compounds from new materials in these buildings. We reviewed longitudinal studies that measured both ventilation rate (i.e. fresh air change rate) and airborne concentration of total volatile organic compounds (TVOC). Rates of emission of TVOC follow a multi-exponential decay trend over time after completion of a building. A tri-exponential trend-was fitted by quantile regression. Although the ventilation rate is key to controlling airborne concentrations, it does not noticeably influence TVOC emission rates. Specifying low-emitting materials, or bake-out before occupancy, both have a significant impact on emission rates . The results can be used to assess and size energy-efficient practical ventilation strategies (such as demand-controlled ventilation) to keep the concentration of TVOCs within acceptable levels during hours of occupancy after completion of a new or renovated building.nb_NO
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisnb_NO
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleVOC emission rates in newly built and renovated buildings, and the influence of ventilation – a review and meta-analysisnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalThe International Journal of Ventilationnb_NO
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 255375nb_NO
dc.description.localcode© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for bygg- og miljøteknikk

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