Book Details


Creating Healthy and Sustainable Buildings

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-030-19412-3

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The book discusses human health and wellbeing within the context of built environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of relevant sources of literature and user complaints that clearly demonstrate the consequences of lack of attention to health in current building design and planning. Current designing of energy-efficient buildings is mainly focused on looking at energy problems and not on addressing health. Therefore, even green buildings that place environmental aspects above health issues can be uncomfortable and unhealthy, and can lead to public health problems. They point to the need for public health specialists, engineers and planners to come together and review built environments for human wellbeing and environmental sustainability. The authors therefore present a tool for holistic decision-making processes, leading to short- and long-term benefits for people and their environment.

Subject: Medicine, Quality of Life Research, Sustainable Architecture, Green Buildings, Quality of Life Research, healthy and sustainable buildings, engineering design of built environments, sustainable building concepts, energy efficiency, building-related illness, uncomfortable thermal environment, health risk factors and health outcomes, holistic design of built environments, health needs in the built environment, wellbeing and sustainable buildings, indoor environmental quality, health determinants and sustainable buildings