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Volatile organic compounds, indoor air quality, lightweight construction wooden house, low-energy buildings, emission of building materials.


Due to the more stringent energy regulations the air-tightness and insulation of buildings is much higher than in old buildings. As a result of synthetic building materials and reduced air exchange rates indoor air quality is deteriorating significantly. In this study we examined the indoor air quality of a newly built, frame-house during the heating season. Formaldehyde (11-130 μg/m3), 3-carene (133-300 μg/m3) and alphapinene (130-300 μg/m3) values varied over a wide range depending on the indoor activities. We determined that further measurements are required on the subject during the summer period as well.


Acta Mechanica Slovaca. Volume 17, Issue 3, Pages 70 – 78, ISSN 1335-2393


  The Presence of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Indoors During the Heating Season: in situ Emission Study of a Frame-house


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