The 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2018): “Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments”, aims to advance the collective understanding of the nature and behaviour of the cyber-physical systems in these different scales, how they interact, and what can be done to optimise their design and operation for healthy, intelligent and resilient buildings and urban environments.
Contributions are invited, but not limited to, the following topics:
Building Materials, Assemblies, and Enclosure Systems
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Buildings account for around half of the EU’s total energy consumption. As a result, energy efficiency of buildings is a major theme in the European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans package of proposals and a focus of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which takes place from 21-25 June.
But buildings must be more than just energy efficient of course. As we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, buildings and the environment they create also have a significant impact on our comfort, well-being and even health.
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
The REHVA Journal June issue on Indoor environmental Quality Worldwide (Guest editor Atze Boerstra) is now available online at www.rehva.eu.
05 Towards HEAnZEBs!
Post date: 13 Jun 2017
The keynote speakers for the 38th AIVC - 6th TightVent - 4th venticool conference: "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings" have been announced.
Post date: 29 May 2017
According to a new report published by the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network UK homes are experiencing poor indoor air quality (IAQ) at a scale and magnitude that needs immediate national-level attention and action.
Post date: 18 May 2017
This report provides an initial analysis and early synthesis of the discussions held during the workshop: “Better homes, better air, better health”. The workshop was organised by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network and hosted by the Paediatrics and Child Health, and took place on 12 April 2017, in London, UK.
Post date: 18 May 2017
We spend up to 90% of our lives indoors. Yet the air quality inside buildings has been shown to be 2 to 5 times poorer than outdoors. This can also true for modern energy efficient buildings due to increased insulation levels and greater air tightness.
Post date: 12 May 2017
This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outlined, from green building materials to hygienic HVAC and air treatment practices.
Post date: 8 May 2017
To combat the emerging problem of indoor air quality, the ECO-SEE project has developed a range of eco-building solutions that can deliver healthier, quieter and more energy efficient buildings.
These solutions are presented in a new project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KyjYTsNGoM
Post date: 19 Apr 2017
Methodology Applied to the Evaluation of Natural Ventilation in Residential Building Retrofits: A Case Study
Post date: 7 Apr 2017