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Healthy Buildings

How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674237971

Publication Date: 04/21/2020

Academic Trade

304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 illus., 11 tables


  • Preface: Why This Book?
  • I. The Case for Healthy Buildings
    • 1. Who Are We and Why Should You Care?
    • 2. The Global Mega-changes Shaping Our World, Our Buildings, and Us
    • 3. Why Are We Ignoring the 90 Percent?
    • 4. Putting the Building to Work for You
    • 5. Creating and Capturing Value
  • II. A Healthy Building Strategy
    • 6. The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building
    • 7. Our Global Chemical Experiment
    • 8. Healthy Building Certification Systems
    • 9. Moving from KPIs to HPIs
    • 10. Beyond the Four Walls
    • 11. What’s Now and What’s Next?
  • Conclusion: Buildings, Business, Health, and Wealth
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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