The design/construction industry’s efforts to save energy may have also inadvertently created a biological time-bomb. Leaps have been made in tightening buildings and making them more energy-efficient, but pollutants—such as moisture, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other gases—can build up to alarming concentrations. Both homeowner and facility managers are offered the allure of energy-saving design with tighter windows and doors, high-efficiency furnaces, and closed chimney ventilation. Although friendly on energy bills, owners are not always fully aware of potential health dangers associated with these improvements.
+ Read More