Climate Change and the Indoor EnvironmentLai-Na Wong
“One of the most effective ways to protect IAQ and adjust to changing environmental conditions is “the operation and maintenance of buildings,” according to the EPA”
A report, recently posted on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), finds that “climate change may worsen existing indoor environmental problems and indoor air quality (IAQ).”
One reason for this is the fact that we spend 90 percent of our time in an indoor environment such as a school, office, factory, or home. However, most of these buildings were built to meet environmental conditions at the time of construction, conditions that are changing rapidly due to climate change.