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Indoor Environment Quality

High quality indoor environments protect the health and comfort of its occupants. They also enhance productivity, decrease absenteeism, improve the building's value and reduce liability for building designers and owners. This category aims to promote the following influential strategies:

  • Increase rates of fresh air – above code requirements
  • Access to natural ventilation where suitable
  • Using sensors to manage and mitigate high levels of CO2
  • Prevent and minimise exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
  • Facilitate teacher-to-student and student-to-student communication through effective acoustic classroom design
  • Use low emitting materials to reduce concentrations of chemical contaminants that can damage air quality, health, productivity and the environment
  • Promote the wellbeing of construction workers and building occupants by minimising indoor air quality problems associated with construction and renovation