Indoor air quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is relevant to the architectural duty of care and to the assigning of liability in the event of a problem with air quality in a building. Architects have a professional responsibility for the health, safety, comfort and productivity of building occupants as well as to produce a good quality design. Indoor air pollution has been the subject of litigation both in Australia and overseas. There has been discussion comparing IAQ to cases of health problems associated with external pollution sources and it has been suggested that impacts may be even more significant because of the concentration of pollutants within enclosed spaces. 

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Health of occupants
Relevance to architects 
Building life-cycle processes
HVAC design
Legionnaires' disease