Design for Indoor Air Quality: Addressing the Global Environmental Context
This paper identifies and quantifies the
magnitude of buildings' contributions to environmental problems based on life
cycle inventory (LCI) data categories. It describes criteria used for and
results of a process to identify and weight important environmental problems.
The weightings it provides can inform choices among building alternatives with
varying environmental impacts and may be useful in reconciling IAQ design goals
with broader environmental concerns.
Presented at the 7th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air ’96, Nagoya, Japan, July 21-26, 1996