CIVIL-460 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Licina Dusan

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This course provides a fundamental knowledge of an emerging area - indoor air quality. This course also gives an overview of ventilation strategies and airflow distribution strategies tuned to ensure the highest level of air quality in buildings.

Content

Keywords

Air quality in buildings, ventilation strategies, airflow distribution, human exposure

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None, but familiarity with building physics is recommended

Recommended courses

  • Comfort and architecture: sustainable strategies (AR-442)
  • Building energetics (ENG-445)
  • Building physics I IV (AR PHYS)
  • Air pollution and climate change (ENV-400)

Important concepts to start the course

  • Building physics
  • Fluid dynamics
  • HVAC systems
  • Indoor environmental quality

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Integrate indoor air quality & ventilation requirements into the building design & operation lifecycle
  • Discuss about sources of particle- and gas-phase air pollutants in buildings and their impact on human health and well-being
  • Perform calculations related to aerosol and gas-phase disctribution and human exposure
  • Assess / Evaluate building air pollution control mechanisms and determine their effectiveness
  • Integrate air quality data and prepare and review written and oral technical documents
  • Perform indoor air quality assessment through handling instrumentation and conducting measurements

Teaching methods

This course consists of theory lectures, hands-on sessions and individual and group assignments

Expected student activities

To actively participate in lectures, individual and group projects

Assessment methods

  • Written mid-term exam based on theory: 20%
  • Written end-semester exam based on theory: 20%
  • Written individual blog post: 15%
  • Written project report: 30%
  • Oral presentation: 15%

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Purchasing a textbook is not compustory as students will be able to rely on combination of peer reviewed papers and accompanying materials for majority of the topics. The reference tectbooks include the following:

  • Spengler, J., McCarthy, J., and Samet, J. Indoor air quality handbook, McGrow-Hill Professional (2001).
  • Morawska, L. and Salthammer, T., Indoor environment: airbone particles and settled dust Wiley-VCH (2003)
  • Hinds, W.C., Aerosol technology: Properties, behavior, and measurement of airborne particles, Wiley (1999)
  • Steinfeld, J.H. and Pandis, S.N., Atmospheric chemistry and physics: from air pollution to climate change, Wiley (2006)
  • Awbi, H.B, Ventilation of buildings, E&FN SPON (2003)
  • Etheridge, D., Sandberg, M.Building ventilation-Theory and Measurement, John Wiley & Sons (1996).
  • Peer-reviewed papers and websites - it will be provided thoughout the semester

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

Master Project

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Indoor air quality and ventilation
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Indoor air quality and ventilation
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Indoor air quality and ventilation
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Indoor air quality and ventilation
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

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