Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation, and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Workers: A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments

@article{Allen2016AssociationsOC,
  title={Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation, and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Workers: A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments},
  author={J. Allen and P. Macnaughton and U. Satish and Suresh Santanam and J. Vallarino and J. Spengler},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2016},
  volume={124},
  pages={805 - 812}
}
  • J. Allen, P. Macnaughton, +3 authors J. Spengler
  • Published 2016
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Background: The indoor built environment plays a critical role in our overall well-being because of both the amount of time we spend indoors (~90%) and the ability of buildings to positively or negatively influence our health. The advent of sustainable design or green building strategies reinvigorated questions regarding the specific factors in buildings that lead to optimized conditions for health and productivity. Objective: We simulated indoor environmental quality (IEQ) conditions in “Green… CONTINUE READING
    298 Citations

    Tables and Topics from this paper

    The Impact of Working in a Green Certified Building on Cognitive Function and Health.
    • 73
    • PDF
    Real-time monitoring of personal exposures to carbon dioxide
    • 17
    • PDF
    Do Indoor CO2 Levels Directly Affect Perceived Air Quality, Health, or Work Performance?
    • 7
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 74 REFERENCES
    Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low-to-Moderate CO2 Concentrations on Human Decision-Making Performance
    • 452
    • PDF
    Indoor air quality in green vs conventional multifamily low-income housing.
    • 67
    Effects of green buildings on employee health and productivity.
    • 237
    Green Buildings and Health
    • 79
    • PDF
    Challenges in Developing Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Standards: The Story of ASHRAE Standard 62.
    • A. Persily
    • Environmental Science, Medicine
    • Building and environment
    • 2015
    • 85
    Volatile organic compound concentrations and emission rates in new manufactured and site-built houses.
    • 229
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF