Open Access Library Journal

Volume 3, Issue 7 (July 2016)

ISSN Print: 2333-9705   ISSN Online: 2333-9721

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Indoor Environmental Quality in a Public Library in Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil

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DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1102685    1,249 Downloads   2,204 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

The temperature, relative humidity, noise, carbon dioxide, and particulate matter (PM10) in a public library in Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil, were monitored between May and September 2013. The building is naturally ventilated through tilted windows and doors. The PM10 concentrations in August and September were the highest when rainfall was at levels near zero. Over the entire study period, the temperature and relative humidity values were acceptable, but most users consider the library to be hot on hot days and cold on cold days. The CO2 and noise levels were below the recommended standard, but the users and employees of the library frequently complain about the noise levels.

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Nascimento, G. , Júnior, W. and Peiter, F. (2016) Indoor Environmental Quality in a Public Library in Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil. Open Access Library Journal, 3, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102685.

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