Using Efficiency to Afford Improved Indoor Environmental Quality
Increasingly, studies are providing empirical evidence of the health benefits of improving indoor environmental quality. Reports such as Harvard University's, "The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function", and studies released in areas such as circadian rhythm lighting, show the potential health and productivity benefits to occupants and employers. This conversation will discuss strategies of how facilities can implement some of these improvements while still operating in a manner that is energy efficient and cost conscious.
1. Improve knowledge of the research data highlighting potential health and productivity benefits from multiple studies and for multiple disciplines
2. Learn about or improve knowledge of technologies and processes shown to help achieve these improvements in a cost conscious and energy efficient manner
3. Identify which technologies and processes have been shown to work well together to achieve the combination of desired improvements and maintained efficiency
4. Measure what perceived benefits and feedback was received from actual installations, and lessons learned as far as value, effectiveness, and preference