Sick Building Syndrome and the Modern Office Market

  • April 21, 1996
  • • Written by: James H. Boykin Ronald L. Sauer

April 1996, Vol 21, No 1

Abstract: Following the Arab oil embargo in the mid-1970s, energy cost skyrocketed. In an effort to conserve energy, office buildings were designed with reduced ventilation and improved air tightness. In some instances, these conservation efforts created unhealthy work environments. This article identifies the major causes of building-related health problems and suggests strategies for dealing with them.