• ASTM D 7297 : 2014

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    Standard Practice for Evaluating Residential Indoor Air Quality Concerns

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  10-18-2021

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  05-08-2014

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1This standard practice describes procedures for evaluating indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns in residential buildings.

    1.2The practice primarily addresses IAQ concerns encountered in single-family detached and attached (for example, townhouse or duplex design) residential buildings. Limited guidance is also included for low- and high-rise multifamily dwellings.

    1.3The IAQ evaluation procedures are comprised of interviews with the homeowner or resident(s) (including telephone interviews and face-to-face meetings) and on-site investigations (including walk-through, assessment, and measurements). For practicality in application, these procedures are divided into three separate phases, which may occur over one or more site visits.

    1.4The procedures described in this standard practice are aimed at identifying potential causes contributing to the IAQ concern. Such findings should become a basis for recommending corrective measures. This standard practice does not describe problem resolution or corrective measures and the standard is not intended to evaluate the impact of corrective measures.

    1.5This practice describes a pathway for characterizing indoor air, though adherence to this practice does not guarantee that an investigator will be able to identify or resolve an IAQ complaint for one or more of the following reasons: (1) the diversity of sources and contaminants in indoor air; (2) other factors that may affect occupant perception and acceptance of indoor air quality, such as air temperature, humidity, noise, lighting, and psychological stress; (3) the range of susceptibility in the population.

    1.6Implementation of procedures given in this standard requires the investigator (or investigative team) to have adequate background in several areas: general principles of IAQ; interviewing techniques; building design and construction practices; basic understanding of heating and cooling systems and appliances; use of IAQ measurement equipment; interpretation of IAQ data; and technical report writing.

    1.7Although many elements described in this standard practice may be useful in training of IAQ investigators, it should not be used as the sole basis for specifying or conducting such training.

    1.8This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For additional safety precautionary information, see Section 6.

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    Committee D 22
    Document Type Standard Practice
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
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    ASTM D 5466 : 1995 Standard Test Method for Determination of Volatile Organic Chemicals in Atmospheres (Canister Sampling Methodology)
    ASTM E 1186 : 2003 Standard Practices for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems
    ASTM D 6271 : 2010 Standard Test Method for Estimating Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Respirable Suspended Particles Based on Solanesol
    ASTM D 6345 : 2010 Standard Guide for Selection of Methods for Active, Integrative Sampling of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air (Withdrawn 2018)
    ASTM E 1998 : 2002 Standard Guide for Assessing Depressurization-Induced Backdrafting and Spillage from Vented Combustion Appliances
    ASTM E 2128 : 2001 : REV A Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
    ASTM D 1356 : 2015 Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM E 2128 : 2017 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
    ASTM E 1186 : 1998 Standard Practices for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Retarder Systems
    ASTM D 5466 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Atmospheres (Canister Sampling Methodology)
    ASTM D 1357 : 1995 : R2019 Standard Practice for Planning the Sampling of the Ambient Atmosphere
    ASTM D 6345 : 1998 : R2004 : EDT 1 Standard Guide for Selection of Methods for Active, Integrative Sampling of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air
    ASTM D 6196 : 1997 Standard Practice for Selection of Sorbents and Pumped Sampling/Thermal Desorption Analysis Procedures for Volatile Organic Compunds in Air
    ASTM E 1186 : 2003 : R2009 Standard Practices for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems
    ASTM E 1827 : 1996 Standard Test Methods for Determining Airtightness of Buildings Using an Orifice Blower Door
    ASTM D 1357 : 1995 : R2000 Standard Practice for Planning the Sampling of the Ambient Atmosphere
    ASTM E 2128 : 2001 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
    ASTM D 1357 : 1995 : R2005 Standard Practice for Planning the Sampling of the Ambient Atmosphere
    ASTM E 609 : 2021 Standard Terminology Relating to Pesticides
    ASTM D 5952 : 2008 : R2015 Standard Guide for the Inspection of Water Systems for Legionella and the Investigation of Possible Outbreaks of Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease or Pontiac Fever)
    ASTM D 1356 : 2017 Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM D 4861 : 2011 Standard Practice for Sampling and Selection of Analytical Techniques for Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Air
    ASTM D 5466 : 2001 : R2007 Standard Test Method for Determination of Volatile Organic Chemicals in Atmospheres (Canister Sampling Methodology)
    ASTM E 1827 : 2011 Standard Test Methods for Determining Airtightness of Buildings Using an Orifice Blower Door
    ASTM D 5952 : 2002 Standard Guide for Inspecting Water Systems for Legionellae and Investigating Possible Outbreaks of Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease or Pontiac Fever)
    ASTM E 2128 : 2012 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
    ASTM E 609 : 2001 : REV A Standard Terminology Relating to Pesticides
    ASTM D 5952 : 2008 Standard Guide for the Inspection of Water Systems for Legionella and the Investigation of Possible Outbreaks of Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease or Pontiac Fever)
    ASTM D 6271 : 2010 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Estimating Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Respirable Suspended Particles Based on Solanesol (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM D 5955 : 2002 Standard Test Methods for Estimating Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Respirable Suspended Particles Based on UVPM and FPM
    ASTM D 6196 : 2003 : R2009 Standard Practice for Selection of Sorbents, Sampling, and Thermal Desorption Analysis Procedures for Volatile Organic Compounds in Air
    ASTM D 1356 : 2015 : REV B Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM D 1357 : 1995 : R2011 Standard Practice for Planning the Sampling of the Ambient Atmosphere
    ASTM D 5955 : 1996 Standard Test Methods for Estimating Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Respirable Suspended Particles Based on UVPM and FPM
    ASTM D 6345 : 1998 : R2003 Standard Guide for Selection of Methods for Active, Integrative Sampling of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air
    ASTM D 6196 : 2015 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Choosing Sorbents, Sampling Parameters and Thermal Desorption Analytical Conditions for Monitoring Volatile Organic Chemicals in Air
    ASTM D 4861 : 2017 Standard Practice for Sampling and Selection of Analytical Techniques for Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Air (Withdrawn 2021)
    ASTM D 5438 : 2000 Standard Practice for Collection of Floor Dust for Chemical Analysis
    ASTM D 6333 : 1998 Standard Practice for Collection of Dislodgeable Pesticide Residues from Floors
    ASTM D 6196 : 2015 Standard Practice for Choosing Sorbents, Sampling Parameters and Thermal Desorption Analytical Conditions for Monitoring Volatile Organic Chemicals in Air
    ASTM D 4861 : 2005 Standard Practice for Sampling and Selection of Analytical Techniques for Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Air
    ASTM E 1554 : 1994 Standard Test Methods for Determining External Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Pressurization
    ASTM D 1356 : 2014 : REV A Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM D 6333 : 1998 : R2003 Standard Practice for Collection of Dislodgeable Pesticide Residues from Floors
    ASTM D 6345 : 1998 Standard Guide for Selection of Methods for Active, Integrative Sampling of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air
    ASTM D 6333 : 1998 : R2004 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Collection of Dislodgeable Pesticide Residues from Floors
    ASTM E 1998 : 2011 : R2018 Standard Guide for Assessing Depressurization-Induced Backdrafting and Spillage from Vented Combustion Appliances
    ASTM E 609 : 2019 Standard Terminology Relating to Pesticides
    ASTM D 5197 : 1997 Standard Test Method for Determination of Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyl Compounds in Air (Active Sampler Methodology)
    ASTM D 5438 : 2005 Standard Practice for Collection of Floor Dust for Chemical Analysis
    ASTM E 1998 : 1999 Standard Guide for Assessing Depressurization-Induced Backdrafting and Spillage from Vented Combustion Appliances
    ASTM E 1554 : 2003 Standard Test Methods for Determining External Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Pressurization
    ASTM D 1356 : 2015 : REV A Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM D 1356 : 2005 : R2010 Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM E 1998 : 2011 Standard Guide for Assessing Depressurization-Induced Backdrafting and Spillage from Vented Combustion Appliances
    ASTM E 1827 : 2011 : R2017 Standard Test Methods for Determining Airtightness of Buildings Using an Orifice Blower Door
    ASTM D 6196 : 2003 Standard Practice for Selection of Sorbents, Sampling, and Thermal Desorption Analysis Procedures for Volatile Organic Compounds in Air
    ASTM D 5955 : 2002 : R2017 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Estimating Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Respirable Suspended Particles Based on UVPM and FPM (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM E 1998 : 2002 : R2007 Standard Guide for Assessing Depressurization-Induced Backdrafting and Spillage from Vented Combustion Appliances
    ASTM D 5197 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Determination of Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyl Compounds in Air (Active Sampler Methodology)
    ASTM D 5197 : 2009 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Determination of Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyl Compounds in Air (Active Sampler Methodology)
    ASTM D 5438 : 2017 Standard Practice for Collection of Floor Dust for Chemical Analysis
    ASTM D 6333 : 2010 Standard Practice for Collection of Dislodgeable Pesticide Residues from Floors
    ASTM D 5955 : 2002 : R2007 Standard Test Methods for Estimating Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Respirable Suspended Particles Based on UVPM and FPM
    ASTM D 1356 : 2020 Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM D 6271 : 2004 Standard Test Method for Estimating Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Respirable Suspended Particles Based on Solanesol
    ASTM E 1186 : 2017 Standard Practices for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems
    ASTM D 5952 : 1996 : EDT 1 Standard Guide for Inspecting Water Systems for Legionellae and Investigating Possible Outbreaks of Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease or Pontiac Fever)
    ASTM D 1356 : 2000 : REV A Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM E 1827 : 1996 : R2002 Standard Test Methods for Determining Airtightness of Buildings Using an Orifice Blower Door
    ASTM D 1356 : 2014 : REV B Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM D 5466 : 2001 Standard Test Method for Determination of Volatile Organic Chemicals in Atmospheres (Canister Sampling Methodology)
    ASTM D 1356 : 2014 Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM E 2128 : 2001 : REV A : R2009 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls
    ASTM D 5438 : 2011 Standard Practice for Collection of Floor Dust for Chemical Analysis
    ASTM E 1554 : 2007 Standard Test Methods for Determining Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Pressurization
    ASTM D 6333 : 2017 Standard Practice for Collection of Dislodgeable Pesticide Residues from Floors
    ASTM D 5466 : 2021 Standard Test Method for Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Atmospheres (Canister Sampling, Mass Spectrometry Analysis Methodology)
    ASTM D 1356 : 2005 Standard Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
    ASTM D 5955 : 2002 : R2012 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Estimating Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Respirable Suspended Particles Based on UVPM and FPM
    ASTM D 4861 : 2000 Standard Practice for Sampling and Selection of Analytical Techniques for Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Air
    ASTM D 5197 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Determination of Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyl Compounds in Air (Active Sampler Methodology)
    ASTM E 1827 : 1996 : R2007 Standard Test Methods for Determining Airtightness of Buildings Using an Orifice Blower Door
    ASTM D 5197 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Determination of Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyl Compounds in Air (Active Sampler Methodology)
    ASTM D 6271 : 1998 Standard Test Method for Estimating Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Respirable Suspended Particles Based on Solanesol
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