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ASHRAE 62.2 Proposed for Use in IRC


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Atlanta/Sept. 29,2004 – Maintaining that its residential ventilation standard sets a higher standard for indoor air quality, ASHRAE has proposed that it be included in the International Residential Code (IRC).

This is the first time that the standard, published in December 2003, has been proposed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for inclusion in a model code.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is the only nationally recognized indoor air quality standard developed solely for residences.

ASHRAE has proposed to the International Code Council (ICC) that Standard 62.2 be an alternate compliance path for the ventilation provisions of Sections R303.1 (lighting, ventilation, and heating) and M1506.1 (toilet room and bathroom ventilation) of the IRC.

“ASHRAE believes that ASHRAE 62.2 provides a higher standard for ventilation and indoor air quality than the current requirements of the International Residential Code,â€

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