Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity

  • 9h 42m 52s
  • John D. Macomber, Joseph G. Allen
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2020

From our offices and homes to schools, hospitals, and restaurants, the indoor spaces where we work, learn, play, eat, and heal have an outsized impact on our performance and well-being. They affect our creativity, focus, and problem-solving ability and can make us sick - jeopardizing our future and dragging down profits in the process.

Joseph Allen and John Macomber make a compelling case in this urgently needed audiobook for why every business and homeowner should make certain relatively low-cost investments a top priority. Grounded in exposure and risk science and relevant to anyone newly concerned about how their surroundings impact their health, Healthy Buildings can help you evaluate the impact of small, easily controllable environmental fluctuations on your immediate well-being and long-term reproductive and lung health.

Cutting through the jargon to explain complex processes in simple and compelling language, Allen and Macomber show how buildings can both expose you to and protect you from disease. With decades of practice in protecting worker health, they offer a clear way forward right now, and show us what comes next in a post-COVID world.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Who are We and Why Should You Care?
  • Chapter 2 - The Global Mega-Changes Shaping Our World, Our Buildings, and Us
  • Chapter 3 - Why are We Ignoring the 90 Percent?
  • Chapter 4 - Putting the Building to Work for You
  • Chapter 5 - Creating and Capturing Value
  • Chapter 6 - The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building
  • Chapter 7 - Our Global Chemical Experiment
  • Chapter 8 - Healthy Building Certification Systems
  • Chapter 9 - Moving from KPIs to HPIs
  • Chapter 10 - Beyond the Four Walls
  • Chapter 11 - What's Now and What's Next?


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