Sick building


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Sick building

A building which causes a higher than normal level of minor illness to its occupants. Typical symptoms are irritation to the eyes, nose, or throat; shortage of breath; dizziness; and general fatigue. Sick building syndrome (SBS) is mainly associated with air-conditioned buildings and those that have no user control of ventilation or heating or lighting levels.
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sick building

A building in which the indoor air quality is considered to be unacceptable by a high percentage of its occupants.
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Sick building syndrome has seen an alarming uptick as a result of poor air quality management, ventilation and other factors.
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With the emergence of sick building syndrome in the 1970s and the emphasis on LEED standards today, many are becoming interested in the topics of health and sustainability.
Urban dwellers typically spend 90 per cent of their time indoors and this has been linked to Sick Building Syndrome where dwellers exhibit a range of ill health effects related to breathing indoor air.
1-2007 requirements, improve indoor air quality and combat sick building syndrome.