Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Constructing a healthy environment is a very important emphasis of green building. Since North Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, the quality of that indoor air can greatly impact one's health. Improved building materials and techniques have made our homes increasingly airtight. While supporting the need for greater energy efficiency, such "tight" envelopes increase the need for attention to adequate ventilation and to tracked-in contaminants.
Download this document to learn about the following common contaminants and steps to take to minimize their impact:
- Building Materials and Furnishings
- Carbon Monoxide
- Air Ventilation and Filtration
- Pollution Prevention