ASTM E2267 - 04(2013)

    Standard Guide for Specifying and Evaluating Performance of Single Family Attached and Detached Dwellings—Indoor Air Quality

    Active Standard ASTM E2267 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 General Purpose and Intent :

    4.1.1 This guide is to provide a standardized system for describing performance parameters of single-family attached and detached dwellings. The use of consensus performance standards for housing, can significantly contribute to the removal of barriers to the acceptance of traditional and innovative housing products and systems in the global marketplace. This guide in conjunction with the balance of the set of standard guides can also serve to improve communications between producers and consumers leading to enhanced quality and performance of housing.

    4.1.2 This guide, in conjunction with the balance of the set of standard guides, will be useful to managers of housing procurement projects, homebuilders, designers, product manufacturers, and evaluation services.

    4.2 Indoor Air Quality Issues:

    4.2.1 The environment within a building impacts the health of the building occupants and their satisfaction with the space. While this guide only addresses indoor air quality, this aspect of the indoor environment is an important component of a performance approach to residential buildings.

    4.2.2 The performance statements contained in this guide are relevant to the procurement of a range of built elements related to the indoor environment, including but not limited to the whole building, the exterior enclosure, HVAC subsystems, local exhaust subsystems, other ventilation subsystems and their components, filtration and air cleaning subsystems, and building materials and furnishings.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide contains suggested performance statements for single family residential buildings (attached and detached) that address indoor air quality performance including indoor air pollution and thermal comfort. These performance statements are not presented as proposed requirements, but are written in permissive language as suggestions that can be used in developing specifications to satisfy user needs.

    1.2 This guide does not address other aspects of the indoor environment such as lighting and acoustics.

    1.3 Performance statements addressing building ventilation and ventilation rates are also included in the standard, since it is premature to base performance only on indoor air pollution, that is, airborne contaminant concentrations. When health authorities have established contaminant concentration limits for residential environments, it may be possible to define indoor air quality performance in terms of contaminant concentrations rather than ventilation.

    1.4 This guide is one in a series of guides containing performance statements for residential buildings that are intended for use in the procurement, specification and evaluation of one- and two-family dwellings. These companion standard guides include those noted in the Introduction above.

    1.5 This guide also addresses a number of residential indoor air quality issues that can not be expressed as performance statements at this time. However, they are important enough to include in this guide to at least raise the awareness of those involved in the process of procurement, specification and evaluation. These issues are addressed in 8.3.

    1.6 This guide does not include site planning objectives. However, certain issues addressing the relationship of building to site have been covered, and it is important that these few objectives not be construed as a comprehensive site specification.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASHRAE Standards

    ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook 2001

    ASHRAE Standard 111 Practices for Measurement, Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing of Building Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems

    ASHRAE Standard 129 Measuring Air Change Effectiveness

    ASHRAE Standard 136 A Method of Determining Air Change Rates in Detached Dwellings

    ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

    ASHRAE Standard 62 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

    Other References

    International Residential Code 2003

    MOIST A PC Program for Predicting Heat and Moisture Transfer in Building Envelopes. Version 3.0. NIST SP 917

    Moisture Control in Buildings ASTM Manual Series, MNL 18, 1994


    Other Standards

    ICC International Fuel Gas Code Available from International Code Council (ICC), 500 New Jersey Ave., NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001,

    NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code Available from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471,

    ASTM Standards

    D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres

    D5116 Guide for Small-Scale Environmental Chamber Determinations of Organic Emissions from Indoor Materials/Products

    E241 Guide for Limiting Water-Induced Damage to Buildings

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E779 Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization

    E1465 Practice for Radon Control Options for the Design and Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings

    E1554 Test Methods for Determining Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Pressurization

    E1998 Guide for Assessing Depressurization-Induced Backdrafting and Spillage from Vented Combustion Appliances

    E2151 Terminology of Guides for Specifying and Evaluating Performance of Single Family Attached and Detached Dwellings

    E2156 Guide for Evaluating Economic Performance of Alternative Designs, Systems, and Materials in Compliance with Performance Standard Guides for Single-Family Attached and Detached Dwellings

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.040.20 (Ambient atmospheres)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 77121501(Air quality management); 95120000(Permanent buildings and structures)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E2267-04R13

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2267-04(2013), Standard Guide for Specifying and Evaluating Performance of Single Family Attached and Detached Dwellings—Indoor Air Quality, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013,

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