There is mounting evidence for the impact that indoor environments have on our health, wellbeing, performance and productivity. With 65% of the developing world and 85% of the developed world predicted to be living in urban areas by 2050, providing good quality indoor environments is a growing priority – particularly for those developing, designing and operating buildings.
The consequences of poor indoor conditions can range from discomfort and irritation to more serious health effects, both physical and mental. Important factors affecting indoor environments include indoor air quality, lighting, acoustics and thermal comfort, along with often occurring combinations of these and additional, less tangible factors.
The BRE Trust has supported a wide range of research and dissemination projects to address these issues, one of which is summarised in this dissemination poster.