Energy Conservation and Indoor Air Quality: Lessons From the Past Have Relevance for the Future

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White Paper

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From the earliest of times humans have strived to balance the need for indoor air quality (IAQ) with adequate and efficent heating. What may be missing in today's strategies is that energy conservation methods in homes may put occupants at unnecessary health risks.

While this white paper may be interesting to the history buff, it is also informative for today's consumer because to sucessfully manage IAQ and energy consumption, the two must work together.

Download this paper to learn about:

  • Intertwining histories of energy conservation and indoor air quality
  • Early attempts at heating, cooling and ventilation
  • Poor indoor air quality due to open fires in the Medieval and Renaissance periods
  • Discovery of fossil fuels that drive demand for industrialization
  • How air conditioning changed the world

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