IEQ and the Impact on Employee Sick Leave
When selecting minimum ventilation rates, employers should balance the well-recognized energy costs of providing higher minimum ventilation rates with the expected, but less well quantified, health benefits from a higher ventilation rate. This is a summary of the paper by Milton, et al.1 that found low employee sick leave associated with high ventilation rates in a set of buildings located in Massachusetts. A simple cost-benefit analysis also is presented.
Authors: Satish Kumar, Ph.D., and William J. Fisk, P.E.
Citation: ASHRAE Journal, vol. 44, no. 7, p. 97-98
Publish Date: July 2002
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