TY - CHAP A1 - Suni Lee A2 - Naoko Kumagao-Takei A3 - Kei Yoshitome A4 - Nagisa Sada A5 - Yasumitsu Nishimura A6 - Takemi Otsuki ED1 - Orhan Korhan Y1 - 2019-09-25 PY - 2019 T1 - Trials for Health Promotion by Indoor Environment Modifications N2 - A shelter is one of the physiological needs according to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, which lies at the bottom of the pyramid. People spend around 90% of their time in shelters, or in today's words: buildings. They sleep, eat, work, relax, exercise, play, are born, and die in these buildings. In fact, they "live" within walls. Therefore, an indoor environment is crucial for their health and safety. This book, therefore, addresses the issues related to the impact of a sustainable healthy and comfortable indoor environment on the quality of life, and perceives the required indoor conditions for productivity and effectiveness. Thereby, this book is designed to include issues and extensive discussions on thermal comfort, indoor air quality, visual comfort, acoustic comfort, productivity, and indoor health and safety. The concepts of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, external temperature, air pollution, sick building, indoor pollutants, illumination, glare, indoor lighting, daylight, noise, construction materials, sound intensity, and furniture on the indoor environment are described in detail in this book. BT - Indoor Environment and Health SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.84153 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.84153 SN - 978-1-78984-374-3 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-06 ER -