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Engineering and Construction
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Indoor air quality and Thermal comfort Name Institution Indoor air quality and Thermal comfort Thermal comfort and indoor air quality are considered amongst important factors when considering the quality of indoor environment. These factors are usually given much attention when designing buildings and structures in places that experience extreme variations in environmental conditions (Amissah, 2005).
Both regional and international standards have been developed to prescribe indoor environmental conditions that are safe for buildings’ occupants. In order understand how these factors (Thermal comfort and indoor air quality) affect the quality of life people leave indoors, it is important to know the various aspects affecting them. This research paper, therefore, aims at discussing and understanding the various factors that affect the quality of indoor air (known as Indoor Air quality, IAQ), and factors that affect human thermal comfort. The paper also aims at discussing the relationship that exists between thermal comfort and Indoor Air quality. The research paper will also discuss challenge of combination and maintenance of these factors (Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air quality) in Saudi Arabia, among others. Indoor air quality Description Indoor air quality can be described as the quality of air around and within structures and buildings which people occupy (Amissah, 2005). This quality of air is related to the comfort and health of individuals who occupy these structures and/or buildings. ...
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