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Green Building 101: What Is Indoor Environmental Quality? Via @usgbc #construction #greenbuilding

Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our "Green Building 101" series that we'll publish throughout the month. We'll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today. What is indoor environmental quality? Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) encompasses the conditions inside a building—air quality, lighting, thermal conditions, ergonomics—and their effects on occupants or residents. Strategies for addressing IEQ include those that protect human health, improve quality of life, and reduce stress and potential injuries. Better indoor environmental quality can enhance the lives of building occupants, increase the resale value of the building, and reduce liability for building owners. Why is this important for buildings? Since the personnel costs of salaries and benefits typically surpass operating costs of an office building,...

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