Relationship between ventilation, air quality and acoustics in 'green' and 'brown' buildings

Authors

  • Alireza Khaleghi Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2054-6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
  • Karen Bartlett School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
  • Murray Hodgson School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Keywords:

Acoustics, Air pollution, Air quality, Electric fault location, Ventilation, Building designs, Environmental factors, Green buildings, Hvac systems, Noise levels

Abstract

A study was conducted to investigate the relationship between ventilation, air quality, and acoustics and building design concept in green, conventional, and non-green buildings. The study also investigated the relationship between environmental factors and building design concept of these buildings. It was found that the introduction of a new type of HVAC system influences the ventilation, air quality, and acoustical qualities directly. Spaces in green and non-green buildings were selected in such a way that different types of ventilation concepts/systems were investigated in the study, to evaluate the environmental factors comprehensively. Some of the environmental factors measured and investigated, include background-noise levels and ventilation.

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Published

2008-09-01

How to Cite

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Khaleghi A, Bartlett K, Hodgson M. Relationship between ventilation, air quality and acoustics in ’green’ and ’brown’ buildings. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Jul. 29];36(3):76-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2045

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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