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BC a hub for sustainable architecture and design - Vancouver Sun

BC a hub for sustainable architecture and design - Vancouver Sun | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
Local architects and designers are establishing this province as a global leader in green building.
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Understanding Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Understanding Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
From a feng shui perspective, indoor air quality affects the energy flow in your home. You want the most positive and supportive "qi" around you to support your health and livelihood.

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Foobot's curator insight, December 2, 2014 8:27 AM

"One of the easiest ways to increase your IAQ is by monitoring the chemicals that are used, and subsequently released into the air, in your home. "


"Another easy way to control the quality of your home's air is by ensuring that atmospheric conditions are optimal for human living, not life of micro-organisms. Keep humidity in the home between 30% and 50%"


"IAQ is becoming increasingly important as we face growing danger due to pollutants in our atmosphere. Bettering and maintaining a high quality for your family's home is as easy as changing a few patterns and trying new things. You have nothing to lose, except for allergens and ailments!"



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Green Construction Being Continuously Innovated - WebProNews

Green Construction Being Continuously Innovated - WebProNews | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
Commissioned News Story (Source: Phillips Development & Realty)

Green construction enables builders to use resources more efficiently and create more energy-efficient buildings. This efficiency ideally lasts �?

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10 Shocking Facts About Indoor Air Quality - Global Healing Center

10 Shocking Facts About Indoor Air Quality - Global Healing Center | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
By many estimates, indoor air quality is 2-5x more polluted than the air outside. Here we look at how that's possible and what it means for your health.
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Do investors really care about green buildings? - BizNews

Do investors really care about green buildings? - BizNews | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the Green Building Council SA, points to trends that suggest investors increasingly care about whether a building is green.
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Indoor air pollution can trigger asthma and allergies - Deccan Chronicle

Indoor air pollution can trigger asthma and allergies - Deccan Chronicle | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
India is ranked among the world’s worst for its air pollution: WHO
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George Brown College celebrates official opening of Green Building Centre

George Brown College celebrates official opening of Green Building Centre | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
The Green Building Centre at George Brown College's Casa Loma campus officially opened on Nov. 10, 2014.
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Green building rule promotes energy, water management

Green building rule promotes energy, water management | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule establishing criteria for federal agencies that choose to employ green building rating systems.
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Back to School IAQ Checklist by Disaster Brigade USA

According to the EPA, “Poor indoor air quality can impact the comfort and health of students and staff, which, in turn, can affect concentration, attendance,...
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Poor Indoor Air Quality in Schools: Bad for Health, Bad for Learning - WiredPRNews.com (press release)

Poor Indoor Air Quality in Schools: Bad for Health, Bad for Learning - WiredPRNews.com (press release) | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
Health risks aren’t the only risk of indoor air pollution, studies show a troubling link between poor air quality in schools and diminished student performance
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IAQ Complaints in the Office

As the public recognizes the importance of healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environments, their awareness and demand for good indoor air quality (...
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IAQ Reference Guide: Appendix M | IAQ Tools for Schools | US Environmental Protection Agency

IAQ Reference Guide: Appendix M | IAQ Tools for Schools | US Environmental Protection Agency | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it

"IAQ Reference Guide - Appendix M - Glossary and Acronyms"


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Glossary of Terms | Mold and Moisture | US Environmental Protection Agency

"Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by: venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside; using air conditioners and de-humidifiers; increasing ventilation; and using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

If you have IAQ and mold issues in your school, you should get a copy of the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit. Mold is covered in ..."


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Good IAQ, an essential need in daily life!

Good IAQ, an essential need in daily life! | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it

Air is a natural and necessary resource in our daily life.

Even though we forget its presence, air is essential as we need to breathe to stay alive.

 

You can survive for 6-8 weeks without eating, 3-5 days without drinking but just only a few minutes without breathing."


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Why is IAQ an essential need in our daily life? Some WHO's data and some of the symptoms related to indoor air pollution.

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Why is IAQ essential for our daily lifes, WHO's data and some of the indoor air pollution symptoms. 

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Why is IAQ essential for our daily lifes, WHO's data and some of the indoor air pollution symptoms. 

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Your home and your lungs

Your home and your lungs | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
If you have a lung condition such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you might feel that certain things in your home can trigger your symptoms, leading to coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath.

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Foobot's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:05 AM

The dangers are in: cleaning an decorating, carpets and furniture, Tobacco smoke, Wood and coal fires, Damp and condensation, cavity wall insulation.

Foobot detects that for you, warns you about it, and coaches you giving you the best practices to fight the silent poison in your daily life.

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What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably?

What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably? | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
As businesses struggle to find ways of coaxing consumers into choosing more environmentally friendly products, technology is helping measure millennials’ perceptions and actions on sustainability

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9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home

9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
What is sustainability, and what would it look like in your own home?
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WHO tells us why good air indoors matters

WHO tells us why good air indoors matters | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
Good Indoor Air Quality Matters.
Why? @WHO tells us the reasons:

http://t.co/j0qv0EpAUT | #AirMatters #CleanAir #IAQ
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UN Climate Change Report Strengthens Case for Green Building

UN Climate Change Report Strengthens Case for Green Building | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The just-released Fifth Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that urgent actions are needed to slow the pace of global warming.
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Green Prefabricated Homes — Part II: SIPs & BioSIPs

Green Prefabricated Homes — Part II: SIPs & BioSIPs | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
Originally published on Green Building Elements.
This is the second part of our series on green prefabricated homes, and this time we are writing about structurally integrated panels, SIPs and BioSIPs.

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Will Mumbai's Tallest Skyscraper Be Its Greenest Too?

The proposed 116-story Imperial Tower will offer a slew of sustainable options.

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RealCorp.lu's curator insight, May 21, 2013 7:32 AM

Des architectures de plus en plus "green".

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15 houseplants to improve indoor air quality

15 houseplants to improve indoor air quality | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
Plants help clean indoor air, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Find out what common toxins these plants can filter out of the air in your home.

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15 houseplants to improve indoor air quality

15 houseplants to improve indoor air quality | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
Plants help clean indoor air, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Find out what common toxins these plants can filter out of the air in your home.

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Smart sensor technology to combat indoor air pollution

Smart sensor technology to combat indoor air pollution | Healthy and Energy Efficient Building Options | Scoop.it
Indoor air quality (IAQ) influences the health and well-being of people but for the last 20 years there has been a growing concern about pollutants in closed environments, the difficulty in identifying them and their critical levels.

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Balancing Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality | Air Quality ...

The emphasis placed upon upgrading energy efficiency within existing residential properties in recent years has caused some homes to suffer from insufficient ventilation and poor air quality. A balance between indoor air ...
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