Attaining a Green Building with Good Indoor Air Quality

May 21, 2013
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Karthik Guduru
Karthik Guduru
Green buildings are the new trend in today’s market. One of the most successful ways of getting a better rating for your green building is by maintaining good indoor air quality.

The vast majority of people spend most of their time indoors, whether working, relaxing or sleeping. So the quality of the air we breathe while indoors can have a huge impact on our health, well being, and productivity. There are a number of illnesses and complaints which can be traced back to poor indoor air quality, and too many people overlook these. It’s therefore important that we understand the root causes of poor quality indoor air, and what we can do to improve it.

A report published by Cornell University in 2002 identified the primary causes of poor indoor air quality. These include:

• Microorganisms (such as dust mites and bacteria).

• Poor ventilation and inadequate fresh air.

• Tobacco smoke and oven fumes.

• Chemicals and pollutants from building materials.

• Contaminants which have been brought in from outside the building (industrial pollution from a nearby factory, for example).

Improving indoor air quality can be done by a simple three step process:

Step 1. Avoid high indoor emission rates for all pollutants.

Step 2. Ensure adequate ventilation.

Step 3. Use of air purifiers to clean and balance the indoor air quality.

Thankfully, there are solutions at hand in order to correct problems with ventilation and poor indoor air quality. Utilizing an air purifier can make a major difference in the quality of the air in the home or office. There are air purifiers available that are specially designed to help remove airborne bacteria and other particles, which in turn helps to prevent asthma and other serious respiratory problems. Sufferers of dust and mite allergies will particularly benefit from using such state of the art devices.

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Matt Ringer
June 1, 2013
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Member Member
August 12, 2013
That's seriously just bad. These days there are all kinds of ways to make wise environmental decisions. If you want to incorporate elements of green design in your home, you can start by looking for materials made from post-consumer or post-industrial recycled content. Or if you’re renovating your home, try incorporating green techniques and products that weren’t there before. Plug up holes in your attic or basement, replace roofing or siding to improve insulation, add weather stripping around doors and windows to prevent heat or cool from escaping. Older homes might have been equipped with single-pane windows. You can replace them with double and triple-paned windows that can improve your energy efficiency and provide savings within just a few years. Visit www.BaseBoardHeaterGuru.com :)

Member Member
February 17, 2014
THE ARTICAL ABOUT AIR QUALITY WAS REALLY HEPLFUL I CAME ACROSS A SMART DEVICE WHICH MONITORS THE INDOOR AIR QUALITY, WOULD LIKE TO SHARE IT, http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/alima-the-smart-indoor-air-quality-monitor-for-your-home

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