We collected for you a list of useful resources to learn more about IAQ and IEQ, air pollution, healthy buildings, energy efficiency, and more. Below you will find insightful studies and papers, guidelines, news and articles, as well as links to main organizations, agencies and certifications.
Organizations and Agencies
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a US government body created to protect human health and the environment. To achieve that, EPA develops regulations, does research and publish information.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has the mission of ensuring safe working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards as well as providing education and assistance.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers was founded in 1959 and is now a global organization focused on ventilation, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability.
The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations was founded in 1963 and represents over 120,000 HVAC designers, building services engineers, technicians and experts across 26 European Countries.
Green Building Initiative
GBI is an international non-profit organization providing education, assessment and certifications with the end ogal of reducing climate impact and improving the built environment.
Studies, Reports and Whitepapers
How IEQ affects Health and Productivity - ASHRAE Journal
Economic return of investing in Healthy Buildings - WELL research
How IAQ impacts students attendance - Environment International study
The benefits of improved ventilation and air quality in buildings - Lancet COVID-19 Commission
Decision-making performance decreasing with elevated CO2 levels - Environmental Health Perspectives
How to achieve sustainable IAQ - EnVerid
Indoor Air Quality in commercial and institutional buildings - OSHA
Approaches to reduce infection rates in buildings - Lancet COVID-19 Commission
Research uncovering conneection between brain health and air pollution - University of South California
IAQ Scientific Findings Resource Bank (IAQ-SFRB) - Indoor Environment Group at Berkeley Lab
News and Articles
Fascinating study on how PM2.5 affects the performance of stock market traders - WSJ
Why our homes and offices need a health check - The Irish Times
The pros of understanding the health impact of IAQ far outweigh the cons - Engineered Systems
Canada wildfire smoke traveled to Europe - The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service