HVAC characteristics and occupant health

TitleHVAC characteristics and occupant health
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsSieber WK, Petersen MR, Stayner LT, Malkin R, Mendell MJ, Wallingford KM, Wilcox TG, Crandall MS, Reed L
JournalASHRAE Journal
Pagination49 - 50+52
Date Published01/2002

A summary is given based on surveys including 2,435 workers in 80 office buildings, of the associations between HVAC design and maintenance characteristics or building maintenance characteristics and work-related lower respiratory symptoms, allergic symptoms, and asthma development. The statistical models determined the strength and statistical uncertainty of associations between health outcomes and the building and HVAC characteristics. The models calculate values of relative risk (RR). The results are presented as percent increases or percent decreases in prevalence of health outcomes.

Short TitleASHRAE Journal