Old and rare books related to IEQ from Laurens (The Physiological Effects of Radiant Energy, 1933), Vernon (The Principles of Heating and Ventilation, 1934) and Bedford (Modern Principles of Ventilation and Heating, 1937)
Our three latest additions to our library have arrived! I’ve been harvesting a bumper crop of information from these treasures whose information is just as valid today as it was when they were written.I love this old stuff because it established the “why” and it stands the test of time.
Every day I come across someone who is ambivalent or ignorant to the importance of “human factor design” with most focusing on the “mechanics of doing” rather than the science of “understanding why”…it an unfortunate byproduct of our system which is based on judging the construction industry by “how” it put things together to meet the minimum requirements of the building code.
As I have said before, the contractors are the first and last people to touch the project…it behooves us to teach them the “why” before we teach them the “how”.