Americans spend 90 percent of their lives indoors, and buildings consume almost half of the energy of the United States. Thus, the state of the indoor environment in homes and buildings (commercial, institutional, retail, etc.) is critical to the health, well-being, sustainability, and productivity of our nation. Research is needed to advance how buildings are designed, constructed and operated to provide optimal spaces for living and working, while also minimizing their environmental impact. The industry needs tools, metrics, and processes to create buildings that are more than just static structures but living organisms that serve and evolve with their occupants and the world around them.
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Indoor air quality; Measurement methods; Metrics; Sustainable buildings; Well-being