Health and Well-Being Considerations in the Design of Indoor Environments
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Health and Well-Being Considerations in the Design of Indoor Environments

Roberto A. González-Lezcano (Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain)
Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799872795|ISBN10: 1799872793|EISBN13: 9781799872818|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7279-5

Description

This book contains a range of innovative research and evidence-based policy ideas that demonstrate the importance of housing research and policy for health and well-being. Taking into account time spent indoors, indoor residential environments have a direct influence on human health. Added to this in developing countries, significant levels of indoor pollution can make housing unsafe leaving an impact on the health of inhabitants. Housing is therefore a key health factor for people all over the world and various parameters such as air quality, ventilation, hygrothermal comfort, lighting, physical environment, building efficiency and others are key in developing healthy architecture.

The chapters will address issues concerning Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). It includes air quality, but also access to daylight and views, pleasant acoustic conditions and occupant control over lighting and thermal comfort. This book will also include the functional aspects of indoor space, such as whether the layout provides easy access to tools and people when needed and whether there is sufficient space for the occupants. Within these objectives, there also must be a discussion about the challenges faced in developing healthy architecture.

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