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Air quality

The level of particulates, gases, vapors, pollens, and micro-organisms in the air; achieving and maintaining indoor air quality are sustainable design/building management objectives required to mitigate sick building syndrome, enhance amenity, and promote work environments.

indoor air quality

The quality of air inside a building; deemed to be acceptable by ASHRAE if it contains no contaminants at harmful concentrations, and if at least 80% or more of the people in the building who breathe this air do not express dissatisfaction with it.
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Sometimes, air quality issues in a home are obvious.
Let's take a look at the measures the Punjab EPD is taking to address air quality. First on the list was the number of trees planted.
It states that all developers should contribute to an air quality action plan through a formula based on the size of the housing scheme and the number of car parking spaces.
Lora Shrake, director of EGBC, said: "I think there is a lot of openness with the schools and improving indoor air quality. At EGBC, we want to work with all of the stakeholders to increase the level of understanding on the importance and impact of indoor air quality and how it affects student learning.
In its dossier, the CPCB recommended banning of industrial, construction and demolition activities in the major hotspot areas where air quality plummeted.
The Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded the overall air quality index at 319, which falls in "very poor" category.
Councillor Michael McPake, convener of the council's infrastructure committee, said: "We monitor air quality across North Lanarkshire and, over the past few years, it has improved.
He said that air monitoring revealed that the air quality in the winter was more severe in areas having heavy traffic influx and more industries located.
How low cost sensors are tracking air quality in East Africa's largest city.
Download European Union supports Lebanon in its quest for cleaner air NNA - Today, Ambassador Christina Lassen, Head of the Delegation of the European Union, launched in Horsch Beirut the National Air Quality Monitoring Network.
Air quality has an impact on life quality and can cause serious health issues like asthma, lung cancer and heart disease, (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs313/en/) according to the World Health Organization .
The organisers of AQE 2017, the international Air Quality and Emissions Show (Telford, UK, 24-25th May) have published the programme for Day 2.

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