Thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics

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MEP Erik Bergkvist (S&D) and Gothenburg European Office invite you to join on January 31, 2023 at 4pm in the European Parliament in Brussels for a panel discussion on the role that district heating (DH) can play to overcome the dire challenges facing Europe's energy systems and to drive Europe’s fossil-free energy and heating transition.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2023
Type: Event

HP4ALL will showcase its HP4ALL package, a series of tools and resources to be used by the different related heat pumps stakeholders.   AGENDA 10:00-10:10 Welcome and introduction. Regional Government of Andalusia  
Post date: 9 Jan 2023
Type: Event

As cold weather grips Europe, many people are deeply concerned about their heating bills.    Energy prices have soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the European Commission has called on countries to prioritise insulating buildings this winter.  
Post date: 5 Jan 2023
Type: News

This comprehensive guide explains how to make better use of old buildings to minimise their environmental impact and reduce their carbon footprint. The book also presents a tool which helps to avoid mistakes during the renovation and retrofitting process and to indicate the best solutions based on specific factors and building´s conditions.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2022
Type: Publication

In recent years Passivhaus standards have become more and more viable, even though they have existed from the 1990s.
Post date: 20 Dec 2022
Type: News

When we transpose the three R’s of the circular economy ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’ to energy in buildings, the specific application of these generic terms becomes ‘Reduction of energy demand, Efficient installations, Renewable energies.’ Some call these three steps here in Barcelona as the “Trias Energetica” and when drawing their buildings architects should integrate this method from the beginning.
Post date: 13 Dec 2022
Type: Case

The objective of the HHI Forum is to identify the extent to which current public policy, building industry practice and other factors help or hinder the achievement of healthy homes, to identify those areas that should be prioritised, and to develop a set of policy recommendations. Following discussions at the previous forum meeting in July, the research will now focus on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) – thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics and daylighting – in existing homes.
Post date: 5 Dec 2022
Type: Event

Our bodies need good rest and sleep as part of regular recuperation to enable us to perform our normal activities in life.  Sleep is an integral part of human life and the importance and significance of good bedroom IAQ, indoor air pollution, ventilation as well as bedroom thermal environment during sleep cannot be emphasized more. Yet, there is a paucity of information in the scientific literature in this regard, especially pertaining to IAQ in sleeping environments and sleep quality.  Are our bedrooms adequately ventilated at all times to maintain good IAQ?
Post date: 1 Dec 2022
Type: Event

Conference Scope As we spend most of our time in commercial and residential facilities, it is important for our society to look at how these spaces impact the environment and the people in them. This task is important for building and facility managers, maintenance managers, energy managers as well as expert and researcher concerned with adopting sustainable and healthy practices for an organization.  
Post date: 29 Nov 2022
Type: Event

EXPERT TALKS series is an initiative from the BUILD UP portal. In the form of face-to-face interviews, experts from all around Europe covering the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings from different perspectives share their views, experience and expertise with BUILD UP audience. The interviews address relevant topics linked to the Topic of the Month.  
Post date: 29 Nov 2022
Type: Link