Healthy Buildings

Author: Joseph G. Allen
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ISBN: 0674237978
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A healthy building does more than conserve resources: it improves the health and productivity of the people inside. Joseph Allen and John Macomber look at everything from the air we breathe to the water we drink to how light, sound, and materials impact our performance and wellbeing and drive business profit.

Healthy Buildings

Author: Joseph G. Allen
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067424608X
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“This book should be essential reading for all who commission, design, manage, and use buildings—indeed anyone who is interested in a healthy environment.” —Norman Foster A forensic investigator of “sick buildings” and Director of Harvard’s Healthy Buildings Program teams up with a CEO-turned–Harvard Business School professor to reveal the secrets of a healthy building—and unlock one of the greatest business opportunities of our time. By the time you reach eighty, you will have spent seventy-two years of your life indoors. Like it or not, humans have become an indoor species. This means that the people who design, build, and maintain our buildings can have a major impact on our health. Ever feel tired during a meeting? That’s because most offices and conference rooms are not bringing in enough fresh air. When that door opens, it literally breathes life back into the room. But there is a lot more acting on your body that you can’t feel or see. From our offices and homes to our schools and hospitals, the indoor spaces where we work, learn, play, eat, and heal have an outsized influence on our performance and wellbeing. They affect our creativity, focus, and problem-solving ability and can make us sick—dragging down profits in the process. Charismatic pioneers of the healthy building movement who have paired up to combine the cutting-edge science of Harvard’s School of Public Health with the financial know-how of the Harvard Business School, Joseph Allen and John Macomber lay out the science of healthy buildings and make the business case for owners, developers, and CEOs. They reveal the 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building, and show how tracking health performance indicators with smart technology can boost performance and create economic value. While the “green” building movement tackled energy, waste, and water, the new healthy building movement focuses on the most important (and expensive) asset of any business: its people.

Healthy Buildings Healthy People

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Ventilation For Healthy Buildings

Author: Vina Kukadia
Editor: Building Research Establishment
ISBN: 9781848061477
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This report provides practical guidance on developing effective ventilation strategies for reducing the ingress of external pollution into buildings, while at the same time maintaining adequate ventilation. It takes into account relevant air pollutant sources (near and far) and assesses their combined impact before providing a potential ventilation strategy. Building designers are increasingly being encouraged to consider sustainable or low-energy ventilation as a primary design option for both new-build and refurbishment projects. Guidelines on ventilation requirements usually assume that the external air supply is fresh, and largely free from pollutants. However, incoming air may be contaminated by externally generated pollutants, which can render the incoming air harmful and put the occupants' health at risk. The guidance concentrates on non-domestic buildings in urban areas, since these contain the highest density of buildings and population, and usually the highest external pollution loads. However, the principles can be applied to domestic buildings and those in more open environments. It has been written primarily for the UK, but it can be applied in other countries using appropriate data sources.

Healthy Buildings 88 Planning Physics And Climate Technology For Healthier Buildings

Author: Statens råd för byggnadsforskning (Sweden)
Editor: Swedish
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Creating Healthy And Sustainable Buildings

Author: Mateja Dovjak
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030194124
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The open access book discusses human health and wellbeing within the context of built environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of relevant sources of literature and user complaints that clearly demonstrate the consequences of lack of attention to health in current building design and planning. Current designing of energy-efficient buildings is mainly focused on looking at energy problems and not on addressing health. Therefore, even green buildings that place environmental aspects above health issues can be uncomfortable and unhealthy, and can lead to public health problems. The authors identify many health risk factors and their parameters, and the interactions among risk factors and building design elements. They point to the need for public health specialists, engineers and planners to come together and review built environments for human wellbeing and environmental sustainability. The authors therefore present a tool for holistic decision-making processes, leading to short- and long-term benefits for people and their environment.

The Living Elements Of Healthy Building Design

Author: Janus Welton Aia Bbei Architect
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595376061
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Based on ten years of wide ranging study, "THE LIVING ELEMENTS OF HEALTHY BUILDING DESIGN" is the first in a series of guidebooks that accompany workshops of the same name to educate and clarify the impact of current building practices and materials on the indoor environment and human health in a form accessible to laypersons and professionals alike-from homeowner to non technical designer. To simplify and substantiate this wealth of information, the author organizes the material through the lens of the Living Elements: Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Air, and Fire-emphasizing the interrelationship between human life, the earth, and the cosmos. This reference and its companion volumes (soon to be published) supports the concept of "Conscious Architecture," an innovative and integrated model of architecture and design that inspires harmonious structures, where natural elements purposefully intermingle with form, color, light, and sound to create holistic and healthy buildings that contain and reflect the wholeness of nature and its expression in the human spirit.

Building Materials Health And Indoor Air Quality

Author: Tom Woolley
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131738976X
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The impact of building materials and construction methods on the health and wellbeing of occupants is often underestimated. This book is an essential guide to understanding and avoiding hazardous materials and poor air quality in buildings. The author covers a range of issues beginning with an explanation of how buildings work and how this influences the health of occupants and users. The text covers: Ventilation, air conditioning and indoor air quality Damp and mould Asthma and respiratory problems Cancer and endocrine disorders Radiation and radon Hazardous building materials used in construction Indoor air quality and emissions Ecological alternatives and approaches and remedies for ‘sick’ buildings The book also guides the reader through the confusing world of regulations, EU and international guidelines and certifications, and provides a critical analysis of different theories of healthy buildings and philosophies. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book provides indispensable advice and information to anyone wishing to better understand healthy buildings and materials. It is essential reading for architects, surveyors, public health professionals, facilities managers and environmentalists.

Design Construction And Operation Of Healthy Buildings

Author: Demetrios J. Moschandreas
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Identifies indoor air quality problems and solutions on the global and local scale.

Healthy Buildings 88

Author: Birgitta Berglund
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Healthy Buildings 88 Systems Materials And Policies For Healthier Indoor Air

Author: Birgitta Berglund
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ISBN: 9789154049356
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Electromagnetic Environments And Health In Buildings

Author: Derek Clements-Croome
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134373694
File Size: 57,98 MB
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With increasing use of mobile phones and VDUs, levels of background radiation and electromagnetism are rising, particularly in the workplace and also in the home. To some extent this is unavoidable, but the level of dangers is unclear: is it trivially small, moderate or high? What are the risks of illness, and how can these be reduced to minimal or tolerable levels? Are some people more vulnerable than others? What can or should employers, building engineers and designers, product designers, workers and other members of the public do? This book, of which the chapters derive from presentations given by distinguished authorities at a major international conference, aims to present sound technical information on the whole range of key issues in a clear and accessible way.

Healthy Buildings

Author: P.O. Fanger
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Dimensions Of Health And Health Promotion

Author: Lennart Nordenfelt
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042009240
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A consideration of current debates in the philosophy of medicine and health care regarding the nature of health and health promotion, concepts and measurements of mental health problems, phenomenological conceptions of health and illness, allocation of health care resources and medical ethics.

Smart Technologies And Design For Healthy Built Environments

Author: Ming Hu
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030512924
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Smart Technologies and Design for Healthy Built Environment connects smart technology to a healthy built environmentthat builds upon the sustainable building movement.It provides an overall summary of the state-of-the-art technologies that are applied in the built environment. The book covers a broad spectrum of smart technology categories ranging from dynamic operability, energy efficiency, self-regulating and self-learning systems, and responsive systems. The foreseeable challenges that are associated with smart technologies are discussed and outlined in the book. Firstly, this book provides a snapshot of state-of-the-art smart technologies being applied in the built environment. It covers a broad spectrum of smart technology categories, ranging from dynamic operability, energy efficiency, self-regulating and self-learning systems, to responsive systems. Secondly, this book provides in-depth analysis of the four primary components of health (biological, physical, physiological and psychological); their effects on wellbeing and cognitive performance are introduced as well. Thirdly, it connects smart technologies to those health-influencing factors by reviewing three completed smart building projects. This book can also serve as a basis for education and discussion among professionals and students of diverse backgrounds who are interested in smart technologies, smart building, and healthy building. Smart Technologies and Design for Healthy Built Environment serves as the basis for education and discussions among professionals and students who are interested in smart technologies, smart building and healthy building, as it bridges the gap between smart technologies and a healthy built environment. The book also provides a foundation for anyone who is interested in the impact of smart technology on the health of built environment.

Healthy Buildings

Author: Bill Holdsworth
Editor: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
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According to the WHO 30per cent of buildings adversely affect the health of the people living or working in them. This book takes the health of a building's users as an essential design element and provides a model for designing out harmful elements and designing in those which are safe and pleasant.

Green Building In Developing Countries

Author: Zhonghua Gou
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030246507
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The book reveals how green buildings are currently being adapted and applied in developing countries. It includes the major developing countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Cambodia, Ghana, Nigeria and countries from the Middle East and gathers the insights of respected green building researchers from these areas to map out the developing world’s green building revolution. The book highlights these countries’ contribution to tackling climate change, emphasising the green building benefits and the research behind them. The contributing authors explore how the green building revolution has spread to developing countries and how national governments have initiated their own green building policies and agendas. They also explore how the market has echoed the green building policy, and how a business case for green buildings has been established. In turn, they show how an international set of green building standards, in the form of various techniques and tools, has been incorporated into local building and construction practices. In closing, they demonstrate how the developing world is emerging as a key player for addressing the energy and environmental problems currently facing the world. The book helps developers, designers and policy-makers in governments and green building stakeholders to make better decisions on the basis of global and local conditions. It is also of interest to engineers, designers, facility managers and researchers, as it provides a holistic picture of how the industry is responding to the worldwide call for greener and more sustainable buildings.

Buildings Health

Author: Suède. Plan- och bostadsverket
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Health Management

Author: Krzysztof Smigorski
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9533072962
File Size: 21,67 MB
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The development in our understanding of health management ensures unprecedented possibilities in terms of explaining the causes of diseases and effective treatment. However, increased capabilities create new issues. Both, researchers and clinicians, as well as managers of healthcare units face new challenges: increasing validity and reliability of clinical trials, effectively distributing medical products, managing hospitals and clinics flexibly, and managing treatment processes efficiently. The aim of this book is to present issues relating to health management in a way that would be satisfying for academicians and practitioners. It is designed to be a forum for the experts in the thematic area to exchange viewpoints, and to present health management's state-of-art as a scientific and professional domain.