Investigating and influencing how buildings affect health: interdisciplinary endeavours

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1037/a0013567
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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Psychology
Volume49
Issue4
Pages281288; # of pages: 8
Subjecthealth; buildings; chemical; exposure; noise; lighting; window; housing; environmental psychology; interdisciplinary research; codes; standards; guidelines; regulations; Lighting and health
AbstractEvidence is mounting that conditions in buildings can influence health; current topics include indoor exposures to lighting, noise, and chemicals; the availability of windows; and, overall housing quality. These findings have had limited influence on building design, construction, and operation, in part because of limited interaction between the relevant disciplines. Barriers to interdisciplinary research and communication include disciplinary culture, language differences, and institutional policies. Researchers who overcome such barriers may influence building practice through participating in the development of codes, standards, and regulations and by developing design guidance.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number50073
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NPARC number20378250
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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