August 12, 2011

Halton’s experts involved in award-winning book about sick building syndrome


The book Sick Building Syndrome in Public Buildings and Workplaces (Prof. Sabah A. Abdul-Wahab, ed. 2011, Springer) is a pioneering book examining the indoor environment and sick building syndrome in public buildings and workplaces worldwide. Sick building syndrome (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified.

The book brings together a group of 16 international experts from various fields to create a comprehensive overview of the sick building syndrome. Halton’s indoor environmental experts Risto Kosonen (Dr.Sc, Director of Halton Technology Center), Tarja Takki (M.Sc., Director of New Ventures), and Kirsi Villberg (Ph.Lic., Key Account Director) have contributed in writing the following three articles:

In the article “Perceived IEQ Conditions: Why the Actual Percentage of Dissatisfied Persons is Higher than Standards Indicate? “ it is shown that even though the IEQ survey would show satisfied results, problems may exist. Solutions on how to find out the real results are suggested.

Article “A Continuous and Proactive Process to Enhance Well-being Indoors“ describes a systemic approach for proactive and continuous management of indoor environment quality.

“Solving Indoor Environmental Problems: What Can Be Found Out through Individual Measurements? “ discusses the benefits and limitations of the most commonly used field measurements used in improving indoor air quality.  

Information from this book can be used to create a healthy and safe indoor environment for employees as well as everybody else who enters the building. The book was recently awarded with the World Safety Organization’s Educational Award for 2011.

 > Read the book online

More information:

Tarja Takki
+358 (0)40 501 0121

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