Implications of green buildings and climate change on human health in Israel

Yasha J. Grobman, Eric Amster

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-82
Number of pages13
JournalGeography Research Forum
StatePublished - 2011


  • Building related symptoms
  • Green building indoor air quality
  • Sick building
  • Volatile organic compound (voc)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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