ATLANTA – ASHRAE is currently accepting public input on more than 35 proposed addenda to standards as well as a proposal to withdraw Standard 52.1 Compete information can be found at www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.

Six proposed addenda to Standard 62.1 are open for comment, including a proposal regarding outdoor air cleaning. According to the press release, Addendum 62.1c adds significant air cleaning requirements in many locations within the United States. Regarding particulate matter 2.5 micrometers and smaller, for buildings in those U.S. locations established as non-attainment for PM2.5 by the EPA, 62.1c would require that the ventilation system include particle filters rated at least MERV 11 (installed between the outdoor air intake and the occupied zone). Regarding ozone air cleaning, the proposed addendum would require that the ventilation system include ozone air cleaners rated for at least 40% ozone removal efficiency.

For the complete release and for more information, visit http://www.ashrae.org/pressroom/detail/16906.