Recent amendments to Building Regulations Document F Vol 2 now highlight requirements for ventilation. This includes the benefits carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors can provide.
Building Regulations Document F Vol 2 now recommend inclusion of CO2 monitors for indoor air quality. These new amendments were valid since June 2022.
Who does this affect?
- The document focuses on new buildings other than dwellings
- Focuses on occupiable rooms
- Spaces above 125m3 and below 800m3.
Occupied room types, where sport or the public are likely to meet include:
- Indoor sports venues
- Dance studios
- Concert halls
- Public houses
What type of CO2 monitors are required?
Where monitors are provided, they should be of non-dispersive infra red type NDIR with mains or permanent power source. A popular monitor is the CO2MC as it has versions suitable for use in schools, offices, kitchens and laboratories as well as a custom setpoint version.
- NDIR sensor technology – See our NDIR CO2 sensors
- Mains or permanent power source
To get accurate readings from monitors the sensors should be installed.
- At breathing height
- Away from doors, windows and ventilation
- Away from people (where practicable 500mm minimum)
- Most popular and flexible – CO2MC
- Quick installation, features and reporting – Aranet4
- Most advanced – ExploraCO2
- Modbus monitor for BMS – TLD1
These monitors and more are discussed in greater depth in our post for best CO2 monitors for schools and is valid for other occupiable indoor spaces.
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