Healthy Indoor Environments for Sustainable Buildings
Design and Construction
Edited by Chuck Yu, Tai Kim Jeong
Routledge – 2015 – 356 pages
Higher energy efficiency standards for buildings have important implications for architects and building practitioners. The materials used, ventilation and lighting systems and noise control must be reassessed in order to provide a healthy indoor environment. This book provides guidance for practioners and students engaged in creating these environments, and sets out the ways to reduce risks and increase comfort. Based on research from the Center for Sustainable Healthy Buildings, the book draws together contributions from international experts.
1. Green Buildings 2. Indoor Environmental Quality - the Requirements 3. Materials and Hazards 4. Emissions – indoor exposure risks 5. Natural Ventilation 6. Ingress of outdoor pollution - combustion gases and traffic fumes 7. Moisture risks 8. Toxic moulds and Remediation 9. Thermal Environments and Comfort 10. Lighting and health 11. Windows, Views and Glare 12. External Shading Devices 13. UV-Filtering of Coated or Transparent Glazing 14. Light-pipes for deep spaces 15. Visual Environment for Underground Development 16. Effect of Indoor Lighting on Visual Comfort 17. Acoustics and Noise 18. Sanitation and Transmission of Airborne Diseases