Some Cures For Sick Buildings

I was glad to see "Is your office killing you?" (Cover Story, June 5). American business and homebuilders have to wake up to the realities of indoor air pollution. As an architect, I am constantly thwarted by building owners wanting to keep the supposed "first costs" low, even though it has been clearly shown by numerous studies that a healthier environment is a more productive one. The payback on an investment of facility enhancement is nothing compared with lack of productivity, disability claims, employee turnover, and retraining.

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