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Friday, October 5, 2012

Energy Saving Buildings May Make Workers Ill

A recent study reports that energy savings buildings that restrict outside air ventilation  may increase the amount of indoor carbon dioxide, resulting in mental impairments for workers.

"Associations of higher indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations with impaired work performance, increased health symptoms, and poorer perceived air quality have been attributed to correlation of indoor CO2 with concentrations of other indoor air pollutants also influenced by rates of outdoor-air ventilation.....Direct adverse effects of CO2 on human performance may be economically important and may limit energy-saving reductions in outdoor air ventilation per person in buildings."

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