IEQ in high-performance urban elementary schools

Emily Oldham, Hyojin Kim

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Poor Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is an ongoing issue in schools, especially in urban environments where students are exposed to higher levels of outdoor pollutants. To examine this issue, five elementary school buildings located in a major city on the East Coast of the United States were selected for one-week of quantitative IEQ measurements, with a satisfaction survey collected from teachers at the selected schools. The schools included three highperformance schools, one recently renovated school, and one conventional school. Despite building designers and operators following the recommendations of current high-performance design standards, the three high-performance school buildings did not have measurably better IEQ than the renovated and conventional school buildings, nor were they perceived better based on the satisfaction survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASHRAE Transactions - 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781947192355
StatePublished - 2019
Event2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference - Kansas City, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2019Jun 26 2019

Publication series

NameASHRAE Transactions
ISSN (Print)0001-2505


Conference2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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