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Health, Well-being and Quality of Life

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People spend a lot of time inside buildings, therefore comfortable internal conditions in the built environment can contribute to a good quality of life. Health and wellbeing issues include; thermal comfort, internal air quality, ventilation rates, natural lighting, glare control, internal noise and humidification. 

The main principles to apply are:

  • Discharge all statutory health and safety obligations
  • Avoid or reduce health risk factors
  • Provide comfortable internal conditions
  • Apply good practice in providing for the widest practical range of accessibility needs

Further guidance includes: