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  • Main Title Review of health and productivity gains from better IEQ


  • Author: Fisk, William J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: USDOE. Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Office of Building Technology. State and Community Programs. Office of Building Systems (United States)
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Berkeley, California
    Additional Info: Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)


  • Creation: 2000-08-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The available scientific data suggest that existing technologies and procedures can improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in a manner that significantly increases productivity and health. While there is considerable uncertainty in the estimates of the magnitudes of productivity gains that may be obtained, the projected gains are very large. For the U.S., the estimated potential annual savings and productivity gains are $6 to $14 billion from reduced respiratory disease, $2 to $4 billion from reduced allergies and asthma, $10 to $30 billion from reduced sick building syndrome symptoms, and $20 to $160 billion from direct improvements in worker performance that are unrelated to health. Productivity gains that are quantified and demonstrated could serve as a strong stimulus for energy efficiency measures that simultaneously improve the indoor environment.
  • Physical Description: 14 pages


  • Keyword: Productivity
  • Keyword: Environmental Quality
  • Keyword: Asthma
  • Keyword: Symptoms
  • Keyword: Energy Efficiency
  • Keyword: Performance
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences


  • Conference: Healthy Buildings 2000, Helsinki, FI (US), 08/06/2000--08/10/2000


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: LBNL--48218
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 828555
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc782978


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00828555