The reliability of carbon monoxide detectors in regard to the ASHRAE proposed residential ventilation standard will be discussed at the society's 2003 Winter Meeting. A special session (which is part of ASHRAE's 2003 Winter Meeting, January 25 to 29, in Chicago) will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 24, at the Palmer House Hilton, hosted by the committee writing the proposed standard 62.2P, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
Parties who have previously shown interest in the topic have been invited, and the session is open to other interested parties as well. At various times in its preparation, the proposed standard has included a requirement that carbon monoxide (CO) alarm devices be installed in all residences. The current draft of the proposed standard, recently released for its fourth public review, does not contain requirements for the devices.