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Health, Sustainability, and the Built Environment
     

Health, Sustainability, and the Built Environment

by Dak Kopec
 

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ISBN-10: 1563675250

ISBN-13: 9781563675256

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

With the emergence of sick building syndrome in the 1970s and the emphasis on LEED standards today, interior designers are interested in the topics of health and sustainability. Health, Sustainability, and the Built Environment examines the concept of sustainability as it pertains to sustaining human health. By analyzing the many ways that humans interact with

Overview

With the emergence of sick building syndrome in the 1970s and the emphasis on LEED standards today, interior designers are interested in the topics of health and sustainability. Health, Sustainability, and the Built Environment examines the concept of sustainability as it pertains to sustaining human health. By analyzing the many ways that humans interact with the built environment, the text teaches students how to identify both the positive and negative effects that their designs can have on the health of the occupants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563675256
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Environmental Health
-- Chapter 1: Environmental Health and Sustainability
-- Chapter 2: Overview of Human Body Systems
-- Chapter 3: Common Environmentally Related Diseases

Part II: The Built Environment and Health Threats
-- Chapter 4: Common Contaminants
-- Chapter 5: Indoor Climate
-- Chapter 6: Energy Systems

Part III: Creating Healthy Environments
-- Chapter 7: Ergonomics
-- Chapter 8: Creating Healthy Environments for Specific Populations
-- Chapter 9: Safety Considerations
-- Chapter 10: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

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