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Document ID (ISN)59984
CIS number 93-694
ISBN(s) 0-582-09388-0
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Holdsworth B., Sealey A.F.
Title Healthy buildings - A design primer for a living environment
Bibliographic information Longman Group UK Limited, Longman House, Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex CM20 2JE, United Kingdom, 1992. 148p. Illus. 103 ref. Index.
Abstract A book written primarily for architects and people designing working and living environments. It discusses the problem of sick buildings, and emphasises the need for designing buildings for the needs of the people living and working in them, always keeping the local climate in mind. Chapters deal with: health as a design element; climate and human life; factors of influence (external: radiation, wind, outside temperature, precipitation and humidity, air composition and pollution, soil composition, radon, toxic and biological waste, noise and vibration, vegetation; internal: moisture, heating, ventilation, hypersensitivity to chemicals (tight building syndrome), legionnaires' disease, dust and microorganisms, other indoor pollutants (units: 1 olf = air pollution from one standard person; decipol: 1 decipol = 1 olf ventilated by 10L/sec of unpolluted air), indoor air quality, healthy HVAC systems design, displaced ventilation, electromagnetic radiation, internal electric services in buildings, visual appetisers and vegetation); international case studies of healthy buildings; healthy building codes; healthy and unhealthy building materials.
Descriptors (primary) workplace design; ergonomics; optimization; sick building syndrome; buildings
Descriptors (secondary) air temperature; humidity; climate; heating systems; wind; electromagnetic radiation; microclimate; non-ionizing radiation; legionellosis; toxic substances; manuals; ventilation; atmospheric pollution; radon
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Sick building syndrome