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

News

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...
Event

Ventilation, Air Flow and Health Symposium

This one day symposium aims to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from different aspects of indoor air quality, to share different perspectives on the issues of poor air quality in buildings, the current research...
Publication

DS 3090:2014 - Commissioning-processen for bygninger - Installationer i nybyggeri og større ombygninger

Denne standard beskriver anvendelsen af commissioning-processen til bygninger.   Commissioning-processen er et værktøj til at sikre at krav til et byggeri opfyldes i alle byggeriets faser og ind i driftsfasen.   Standarden er...
Publication

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring 2.0 – Seeing the invisible

This article from the REHVA Journal (June 2017) describes the Chinese market for indoor air quality sensors. It also provides information about the certification programme RESET a healthy building standard for indoor air quality created in...
News

OVERVIEW | Energy poverty in Europe: Policies and recent initiatives

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)   Energy poverty is an increasing socio-economic problem with severe health impacts and significant environmental implications. It is related to poor building quality and the occupants’ socio-economic status,...
News

The European ALiance for Deep RENovation in buildings kicks off!

The Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB) is coordinating ALDREN, a H2020 new European project bringing together 8 partners around the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme as backbone along the whole deep renovation...