IAQ in HPB Case Studies

Wealth of Intent, Dearth of Data



Jamie Forsyth

Good indoor environmental quality is a key goal of high performing buildings, but often is not factored into sustainable building discussions and programs. An analysis of 100 High Performing Buildings case studies reveals that most do not stress indoor air quality (IAQ). Neglecting IAQ while pursuing other goals can result in building environments that negatively impact occupant health, comfort and productivity, which defeats the overall goal of building design. It is critical to follow through on high performing designs with construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance, and IAQ performance measurements.

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