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Commissioning Buildings in Hot, Humid Climates: Design and by Fairmont Press, J. David Odom, George Dubose

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If one is removed or eliminated, the IAQ problem will go away, either temporarily or permanently. At a large office building in Los Angeles, workers in one section of the building were exposed to chemicals, including paints and adhesives, from another section of the building that was being renovated. The fumes were migrating to the workers' area through the HVAC system that Page 4 served both areas. The workers sued the building owners and managers, as well as the contractors, product manufacturers, and installers, and won a large financial settlement.

Nevertheless, the latent load in Atlanta represents enough of a moisture accumulation risk that it belongs within the upper boundary of the humid zone. However, according to the map in Figure 4, Atlanta is outside the critical zone for humid conditions. In the graph for Columbus, Ohio (Figure 5c), the latent load from outside air is consistently less than the sensible load. The reversal of the load relationship explains why buildings in Columbus are not likely to develop moisture-related problems from outside air intrusion, because any outside air that infiltrates into buildings in Columbus will be adequately dehumidified before it is cooled.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from me publisher. Published by The Fairmont Press, Inc. 700 Indian Trail Lilburn, GA 30047 Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ISBN 0-88173-319-9 FP ISBN 0-13-085911-7 PH While every effort is made to provide dependable information, the publisher, authors, and editors cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

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