Implications of Green Buildings and Climate Change on Human Health in Israel

  • Yasha J. Grobman Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Eric Amster Harvard University and University of Haifa
Keywords: Green Building, Indoor Air Quality, Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), Sick Building, Building Related Symptoms


In this article the medical and public health aspects of building design and materials are discussed.  The literature linking building exposures, including use of building health effects is reviewed.  Materials and design specific to the built environment in Israel are outlined.  Building design in the Eastern Mediterranean is influenced by regional climate change and in turn can impact the progression of climatic change.  The growing fields of green building and green neighborhood design and its implication on human health and climate change are reviewed, specifically as it pertains to the built environment in Israel.


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