GREEN PLANT WALLS AS INDOOR AIR QUALITY ENHANCER IN THE RECENTLY BUILT OFFICE BUILDING

Aneka Kļaviņa (Coresponding Author), Buka Berzina, Marta Fjodorova, Žanna Martinsone

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Abstract

Nowadays one of the main focus of public and occupation health is maintaining good indoor air quality in office building and public spaces. The aim of this study was to identify indoor air quality, its influencing factors, sources of pollution and air quality enhancers. The results indicate that indoor air quality does not exceed the permissible levels for office buildings based on found chemical pollutants and CO2 readings. Identified sources of chemical pollutants were printers with tonner, personal cosmetic products of workers, hand disinfectant and office cleaning products. Measurements indicated well-ventilated rooms. However, the control floor showed lower air humidity levels. Results shows up to 21% air humidity boost from plant green walls on weekends and up to 9% boost on workdays. The green walls with living plants help maintain good humidity levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings 2021 – Europe
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Healthy Buildings Conference 21–23 June 2021
EditorsGuangyu Cao, Sverre B. Holøs, Moon Keun Kim, Peter G. Schild
Place of Publicationonline
PublisherSINTEF Academic Press
Pages194-200
Number of pages6
Volume9
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-82-536-1728-2
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventHealthy Buildings 2021 - Online, Oslo , Norway
Duration: 21 Jun 202123 Jun 2021
https://hb2021-europe.org/

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings 2021
Abbreviated titleHB2021
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityOslo
Period21/06/2123/06/21
OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2021
Internet address

Keywords*

  • Ventilation & Controls
  • Thermal comfort & Perceived air quality
  • Chemical pollutants
  • Moisture (Humidity, Dampness)
  • Healthy buildings
  • Indoor air quality
  • Indoor environment
  • Health

Field of Science*

  • 2.1 Civil engineering
  • 1.6 Biological sciences
  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code

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