Indoor environment (thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics)

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Protecting health by improved building efficiency

A revised EU directive to fight energy poverty and pulmonary diseases due to unhealthy buildings should be approved this month   Home sweet home. Houses are supposed to be our nest, a shelter from the world outside. But...
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Household air pollution: the forgotten hazard

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that each year 4.3 million people die of exposure to household pollutants. Buildings with a safe indoor environment can reduce healthcare costs   As air pollution is largely...
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EU CoNZEBs wants your opinion: Take part in a survey on living in high-performance buildings

  The CoNZEBs team is asking for your opinion, based on your personal experiences, conversations with friends and neighbours, media or technical literature. Do you have any questions and open dilemmas regarding living in Nearly Zero...
Event

Sustainable Places 2018

Sustainable Places (SP) annual international conference series for 5 years (2013 – 2017) has brought together each year between 100 and 150 attendees ranging from industrial executives, scientists, researchers, and engineers – from...
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6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency - New Challenges

6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency - New Challenges (RESEE2018), 1-2 November 2018, Nicosia CYPRUS   The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), in...
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BUILD UP Webinar Recordings | Health performance of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

15 December 2017, 10:30-12:00 Brussels time (CET)   We spend 90% of our life indoors in buildings, so the quality of the indoor environment has a major impact on our health, well-being, and productivity. The health, comfort and...
Publication

venticool newsletter issue #11 - December 2017

The eleventh issue of the venticool newsletter includes two articles providing feedback on the ventilative cooling workshop in Brussels followed by the final IEA-EBC Annex 62 expert meeting in Gent in October, 2017. Further on, Professor...
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OVERVIEW | Alleviating Urban Heat Island in the Context of Climate Change

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)   Urban Heat Island (UHI) is known to have significant impacts on the environment, giving rise to ambient temperatures in and around rural areas. At the same time, climate change issues are...