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November 5, 2013

Qatar Green Building Council Seeks To Improve Indoor Air Quality

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QGBC.jpgLeading experts from the sustainability industry gathered recently for the Qatar Green Building Council’s (QGBC) seminar titled ‘Healthy Buildings for Healthy People’ to discuss the health effects associated with poor indoor air quality.

As part of its ongoing effort to engage stakeholders and raise awareness about the importance of living and working in healthy indoor environments, QGBC launched a new group called the Healthy Building Interest Group (HBiG) at the event.

The HBiG works to forge valuable partnerships and alliances in order to promote a widespread understanding of the relationship between Indoor Air Quality and the well-being and safety of residents.

Iñigo Satrústegui, Chair of the Healthy Building Interest Group and Managing Director of Q-Air Global explained, “Qatar is currently undergoing enormous growth and this gives it the chance to create healthy indoor environments by using the experiences and best practices utilized worldwide.”

According to Dr Atos Batarra, an Italian architect with over 30 years of experience in design concept, we need to introduce full-spectrum lighting in offices and homes to reproduce natural light frequencies in order to meet our biological needs, which would reduce eyestrain when reading, and counteract drowsiness.

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