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Title: Review of health and productivity gains from better IEQ

Abstract

The available scientific data suggest that existing technologies and procedures can improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in a manner that significantly increases productivity and health. While there is considerable uncertainty in the estimates of the magnitudes of productivity gains that may be obtained, the projected gains are very large. For the U.S., the estimated potential annual savings and productivity gains are $6 to $14 billion from reduced respiratory disease, $2 to $4 billion from reduced allergies and asthma, $10 to $30 billion from reduced sick building syndrome symptoms, and $20 to $160 billion from direct improvements in worker performance that are unrelated to health. Productivity gains that are quantified and demonstrated could serve as a strong stimulus for energy efficiency measures that simultaneously improve the indoor environment.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE. Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Office of Building Technology. State and Community Programs. Office of Building Systems (US)
OSTI Identifier:
828555
Report Number(s):
LBNL-48218
R&D Project: 474508; TRN: US200427%%465
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Healthy Buildings 2000, Helsinki, FI (US), 08/06/2000--08/10/2000; Other Information: PBD: 1 Aug 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ASTHMA; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; PERFORMANCE; PRODUCTIVITY; SYMPTOMS

Citation Formats

Fisk, William J. Review of health and productivity gains from better IEQ. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Fisk, William J. Review of health and productivity gains from better IEQ. United States.
Fisk, William J. 2000. "Review of health and productivity gains from better IEQ". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/828555.
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