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Economic, Environmental and Health Implications of Enhanced Ventilation in Office Buildings

OPEN International journal of environmental research and public health | 26 Nov 2015

P MacNaughton, J Pegues, U Satish, S Santanam, J Spengler and J Allen
Abstract
Current building ventilation standards are based on acceptable minimums. Three decades of research demonstrates the human health benefits of increased ventilation above these minimums. Recent research also shows the benefits on human decision-making performance in office workers, which translates to increased productivity. However, adoption of enhanced ventilation strategies is lagging. We sought to evaluate two of the perceived potential barriers to more widespread adoption-Economic and environmental costs.
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Health insurance, Building, Personal life, Human, Health care, Health
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