17 Nov '12, 4am

Indoor Air Quality for Sustainable Building

Indoor Air Quality for Sustainable Building

Indoor Air Quality’s Role in Sustainability Sustainability is a term often associated with environmentally friendly practices such as energy conservation, recycling and the development of alternative energy sources. While those elements are important contributors to the mission of sustainability, environmental concerns do not solely constitute its definition. Rather, the mission of sustainability is focused on balancing environmental, economic and social concerns in order to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development). Human Health and Sustainability Human health concerns are not only at the core of the mission of sustainability, but are also a common thread connecting its three pillars, both affecting and being affected by environmental, econ...

Full article: http://www.greenguard.org/en/indoorAirQuality/iaq_sustain...

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