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Indoor air quality in highly energy efficient homes: a review

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There is a concern that building homes to a high standard of airtightness could have an adverse effect on indoor air quality.

This report reviews existing research from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world into homes built to a high standard of airtightness and the mechanical ventilation systems commonly installed into them. It highlights a number of issues and recommends further research. In response to this report we are expecting to commence a monitoring programme of some occupied homes shortly.

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