Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9001
Title: Metabolic carbon dioxide as an indicator of indoor air quality in Hong Kong offices
Authors: Chan, DWT
Burnett, J
Jones, PJ
Keywords: Building sick-symptom score
IAQ comfort and health indicators
IAQ percentage of dissatisfaction
Metabolic carbon dioxide
Pollutant inventory
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Source: HKIE transactions, 2002, v. 9, no. 3, p. 1-4 How to cite?
Journal: HKIE transactions 
Abstract: Metabolic carbon dioxide (MCO 2) has long been used as a surrogate indicator for indoor air quality since 1862. Today, the axiom of 'solution to indoor pollution is by dilution' still prevails. Both the MCO 2 and the ventilation rate of outdoor air have been widely used as controlling parameters for acceptable indoor air quality. Unfortunately, building managers and engineers always confuse the rationales of using these parameters as health and comfort indicators. It renders the resources in managing acceptable indoor air quality being applied ineffectively. This paper reviews the interpretation of MCO 2 as a surrogate indicator for acceptable indoor air quality and presents the results of an extensive in-office survey to substantiate the discussions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9001
ISSN: 1023-697X
EISSN: 2326-3733
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