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Title: ASSESSMENT OF OFFICE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
Authors: MUHAMMAD FAIZAL BIN MOHAMED KHAIDZIR
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Ooi Peng Lim Steven
2011/2012 PFM
PFM
Issue Date: 26-Jun-2012
Citation: MUHAMMAD FAIZAL BIN MOHAMED KHAIDZIR (2012-06-26). ASSESSMENT OF OFFICE INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Over the last few years several studies have prevailed that the quality of indoor air could be far worse than the outdoor air. As people spend more than 90% of their time indoors, the risk of them getting exposed to the indoor air pollution and its associated health risk is greater than the outdoor air pollution. The designs of buildings have changed dramatically since the last few decades that resulted in buildings getting sealed and rely heavily on mechanical system to provide sufficient amount of air ventilating the buildings. Nevertheless, these changes caused the number of complaints about Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) to increase. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that around 30% of the office buildings around the world is facing problems related to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) (Kaiser, 2009). Therefore, past researchers have actively carried out research studies on the IAQ status in offices on commercial buildings. This research aims to assess the office indoor air quality in institutional buildings. This study involves a literature review of the main indoor air quality parameters and its sources, the associated health effects and provision of the guidelines available on IAQ problems. Measurements are taken in two different offices within the institutions to determine the major IAQ pollutants. Survey questionnaire were distributed and completed by the occupants in the two offices. From the results obtained, it revealed that IAQ problems occur in both offices and some of the occupants experienced of SBS symptoms. Recommendations were suggested to solve the IAQ problems so as to promote a better health conditions for the occupants. This study will prove that addressing and solving indoor air quality problems does not necessarily required a huge amount of investment on high technology equipment, instead it merely require a practical approach.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223569
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