Indoor Environment Quality - Measures for Healthy Assured Returns

Authors(1) :-Durga Raghavi T

Indoor Environment Quality is a very important parameter to be considered for making a building more efficient. People spend 2/3rd of their lives at home, where the quality of indoor environment has a significant impact on the health and well-being of the occupants. Indoor contaminants such as dust mines, cockroaches, pet dander, smoke and some chemicals can trigger asthma attacks. A building should be designed such that the regularly occupied areas have access to sunlight, natural ventilation, cross ventilation. Many materials used in the constructions and interior fit-outs contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) which poses serious health risks to building occupants. However, many alternative low/ zero VOC products are available in the market. Such materials include paints, polish coatings, wood and glass sealants, adhesives for plywood, laminate and veneer applications. So, by optimizing the need, implanting measures and improving the environment, one can achieve more efficiency in any building.

Authors and Affiliations

Durga Raghavi T
Department of Civil Engineering, Andhra University College of Engineering (A), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Ventilation, Low VOC paints, strategy, benefits.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 100-104
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET184135
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Durga Raghavi T, " Indoor Environment Quality - Measures for Healthy Assured Returns, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.100-104, January-February-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET184135

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