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Sustainable Buildings: Environmental Impacts of Technologies for Sustainable Buildings

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Sustainable Buildings: Environmental Impacts of Technologies for Sustainable Buildings

There are many consequences of measures taken to move toward sustainability in the creation of healthy buildings. Technologies aimed at improving indoor environmental quality must be evaluated in terms of their total environmental impacts: indoor, local, regional, and global.

Increasing ventilation to improve workplace productivity may yield net economic benefits. However, increased energy use adversely affects local and regional air pollution and increases emissions of greenhouse gases.