Energy Conservation and Indoor Air Quality: Partnering to Protect Public Health

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White Paper

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Maintaining indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is included in most green building protocols, but energy conservation is usually the main focus. While protecting our natural resources is vital to sustaining our environment, protecting human health is also critical.

Pursuing energy conservation, without considering the quality of indoor air, poses unnecessary health risks on the occupants. Conversely, pursuing good indoor air quality (IAQ) without considering the efficient use of energy may increase energy consumption, costs, and outdoor air pollution.

Download this white paper to learn how IAQ and energy efficiency are complementary, not competing goals of any home owner. Learn about:

  • The history of IAQ
  • Importance of mold and VOCs in indoor air quality
  • Understanding the nature of IAQ including particulates, gases, vapor and odors
  • Complementing IAQ and energy conservation goals

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