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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

LEAF: Improving the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks

Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) was a three year project that looked to improve the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks by overcoming the barriers experienced during the retrofit process. The project ran from March 2013 to March 2016 and was funded by the EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme and local organisations in each country.

 

Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) results published

Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) was a three year project that looked to improve the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks by overcoming the barriers experienced during the retrofit process. Retrofit of this type of building is essential to meet climate change targets and reduce fuel poverty as approximately 43% of Europeans live in flats[1]. However, this type of building is notoriously difficult to retrofit due to short-comings of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and the challenges of engaging multiple owners.

 

EU FP7 School of the Future Broschüre

 Das School of the Future-Projekt wurde im Jahr 2011 als Demonstrationsprojekt im 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm der Europäischen Union gestartet. Der zugehörige Förderaufruf hatte als Schwerpunkt „Demonstration von Energieeffizienz durch die Sanierung von Gebäuden“. Dabei sollten ganzheitliche Sanierungsmaßnahmen an Gebäuden mit hohem Multiplikationspotential für weite Gebiete Europas geplant, durchgeführt und evaluiert werden. Der Heizenergieverbrauch für die Raumkonditionierung der Gebäude sollte um mindestens 75 % durch die Sanierung reduziert werden.