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Estimates of Improved Productivity and Health from Better Indoor Environments
Abstract The existing literature contains strong evidence that characteristics of buildings and indoor environments significantly influence rates of respiratory disease, allergy and asthma symptoms,Expand
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Volatile Organic Compounds in Twelve California Office Buildings: Classes, Concentrations and Sources
Concentrations of total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) and of 39 individual volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured in 12 northern California office buildings of three differentExpand
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Economic benefits of an economizer system: Energy savings and reduced sick leave
This study estimated the health, energy, and economic benefits of an economizer ventilation control system that increases outside air supply during mild weather to save energy. A model of theExpand
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Indoor environmental quality benefits of apartment energy retrofits
Sixteen apartments serving low-income populations in three buildings were retrofit with the goal of simultaneously reducing energy consumption and improving indoor environmental quality (IEQ).Expand
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Review of some effects of climate change on indoor environmental quality and health and associated no-regrets mitigation measures
Abstract This paper reviews the potential health consequences of changes in climate that affect indoor environments, with an emphasis on residential environments in the U.S. and Europe. These changesExpand
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Potential Nationwide Improvements in Productivity and Health From Better Indoor Environments
Published in the Proceedings of the 1998 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Energy Efficiency in a Competitive Environment , American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, AugustExpand
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Effect of outside air ventilation rate on volatile organic compound concentrations in a call center
Abstract A study of the relationship between outside air ventilation rate and concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) generated indoors was conducted in a call center office building. TheExpand
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A model to estimate the cost-effectiveness of improving office work through indoor environmental control
A deteriorated indoor climate is commonly related to increases in sick building syndrome (SBS) symptoms, respiratory illnesses, sick leave, reduced comfort, and losses in productivity. Expand
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Health and economic implications of natural ventilation in California offices
Abstract This study examines the human health implications of natural ventilation in California office buildings. We modeled work-time exposures using field data on indoor and outdoor ozone andExpand
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1.0 ABSTRACT The existing literature offers relatively strong evidence that characteristics of buildings and indoor environments significantly influence prevalences of respiratory disease, allergyExpand
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