Connecting the building sciences and health sciences in Canada: research gaps

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ConferenceProceedings of the 1st Canadian Building and Health Sciences Workshop: 03 November 2008, Montreal, QC
Pages93105; # of pages: 13
Subjectbuilding sciences, health sciences, IAQ, lighting, ventilation, acoustics, architecture, research gaps, sustainability, public health; Lighting; Lighting and health
AbstractCanadians spend most of their time indoors. There is mounting evidence that the conditions they experience ? air, light, sound, interior design, materials, and architectural features ? influence their health. These effects may disproportionately occur in vulnerable populations, defined by individual, socioeconomic, cultural or geographic characteristics. In November 2008, the First Canadian Building and Health Sciences Workshop brought together Canadian researchers to identify the state of the science on buildings and health and to identify a way forward to improve the state of knowledge in Canada. This paper summarizes the state of knowledge and identifies research gaps as a first step in that process.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number51241
NPARC number20374691
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