Human well-being the ultimate aim of green buildings

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From air-conditioning systems that provide comfort to motion-sensing LED lights that save energy, green building technologies are being used by cities all over the world to keep urban life humming.

But even while building owners and operators focus on the energy performance of buildings, human health and well-being must also be a priority, said speakers at the closing plenary of the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) on Thursday.

“As cities are for people… we should work on making a quantifiable connection between indoor air quality and human health,” said global expert on IEQ, Professor William Bahnfleth, who is director of the Indoor Environment Center, department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.

Excerpt from Jean Chua’s article in Eco-Business- Read More

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