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Better spaces for learning

This report, published by UK’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), highlights the vital importance of school design and how it affects the general health and wellbeing of their users, the children and their teachers; it also demonstrates how good design can help ensure that capital funding stretches as far as possible. The document is the result of the largest analysis of Post Occupancy Evaluations of primary and secondary schools in the UK, a nation-wide poll of teachers and numerous conversations with stakeholders involved in delivering government-funded school buildings.

Impact of the indoor environment on learning in schools in Europe

This paper, released by the Fraunhofer, Institut für Bauphysik – IBP, reveals that many schools across Europe do not provide an adequate indoor environment for their students; they fail to provide a sufficient outdoor air supply rate and are too warm in the summer months. The findings of the study report excessive levels of CO2, above the recommended range of 1,000 – 2,000 ppm, together with inadequate levels of daylight.

 

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB-16)

International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2016 (SEB-16)

 

The Eighth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB-16) will bring together researchers, government and industry professionals to discuss the future of energy in buildings, neighbourhoods and cities from a theoretical, practical, implementation and simulation perspective.

 

Healthy Homes Barometer 2016

The Healthy Homes Barometer 2016 is an analysis presenting key findings from a pan-European study investigating European citizens’ experiences, attitudes and  behaviour  regarding  health  perception,  home  satisfaction  and  energy  consumption.  Commissioned by the VELUX Group, the research was conducted across 14 European countries (Austria,  Belgium,  Czech  Republic,  Denmark,  France,  Germany,  Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK), with 14,000  Europeans answering the relevant questionnaire.  

 

Building Materials and Indoor Environment

Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering (MSSCE 2016) | Conference segment on Building Materials and Indoor Environment

 

Building materials have a significant influence on the indoor environmental quality. Emissions from materials will influence the indoor air quality and the requirements for ventilation. Other indoor environmental parameters like acoustic and lighting conditions are influenced by the surface materials used.

 

Ποιότητα εσωτερικού αέρα, θερμική άνεση και φυσικός φωτισμός

Μέσα από την έκθεση "Ιndoor air quality, thermal comfort and daylight", το Ευρωπαϊκό Ινστιτούτο Απόδοσης Κτιρίων (Buildings Performance Institute Europe – BPIE)  εξετάζει τις απαιτήσεις για κατοικίες σε οκτώ επιλεγμένα κράτη μέλη της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, σε σχέση με την ποιότητα εσωτερικού αέρα, τη θερμική άνεση και το φυσικό φωτισμό, θέματα ολοένα και πιο σημαντικά για τα