Indoor Air Quality Factors in Designing a Healthy Building

  title={Indoor Air Quality Factors in Designing a Healthy Building},
  author={John D. Spengler and Q. Y. Chen},
  journal={Annual Review of Energy and The Environment},
  • J. Spengler, Q. Chen
  • Published 1 November 2000
  • Engineering
  • Annual Review of Energy and The Environment
▪ Abstract Current guidelines for green buildings are cursory and inadequate for specifying materials and designing ventilation systems to ensure a healthful indoor environment, i.e. a “healthy building,” by design. Public perception, cultural preferences, litigation trends, current codes and regulations, and rapid introduction of new building materials and commercial products, as well as the prevailing design-build practices, pose challenges to systems integration in the design, construction… 

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