On 12th December the World Green Building Council launched a new guide to creating healthier homes that in turn, are healthier for the planet. The guide takes a combination of the latest research into air quality, thermal and acoustic comfort and lighting and translates it into simple, low-cost and practical strategies to make the home environment healthier for both people and planet.
Post date: 18 Dec 2018
The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental quality in schools, hospitals and offices. The findings reveal a major business opportunity to invest in people-centric renovation of existing buildings.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
A new suite of free and publicly available online resources have been launched to facilitate academic and professional studies of thermal comfort in buildings, the result of a four-year effort led by the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley and the University of Sydney’s Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory. These tools can be used to inform questions about thermal comfort, and to encourage the design of climate-responsive and comfortable low energy (and ZNE) buildings.
Post date: 23 Aug 2018
The Mostra Convegno Expocomfort is scheduled from March 13 to 16 in the Fiera Milano exhibition center.
MCE offers a unique opportunity to learn and to source the latest HVAC&R technologies, solutions and systems for smart buildings in commercial, industrial and domestic residential sectors.
As engineers and specifiers, there will be an opportunity to connect and interact with the HVAC&R international professional community.
Among other topics and technology, the expo will present the following:
Post date: 13 Sep 2017
The project H-House (Healthier Life with Eco-innovative Components for Housing Constructions), funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, aims to develop a number of new building systems suited to a society where environmental awareness and a high degree of living comfort are both required. The concept of the project is to develop new building components for external and internal walls for new buildings and for renovation.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Heating consumption in the residential sector in Europe is around 2300 TWh/y, Domestic Hot Water (DHW) consumption reaches 500 TWh/y, while cooling consumption is less than 100 TWh/y.
The EU funded BuildHEAT Project (Standardised approaches and products for the systemic retrofit of residential Buildings, focusing on HEATing and cooling consumptions attenuation) aims to drive change in the construction sector, bring information and coherence onto the market, facilitating the decision making and planning processes through:
Post date: 20 Jun 2017
On Wednesday May 31, the VELUX Group launched the 2017 edition of the Healthy Homes Barometer during an event dedicated to Healthy Buildings which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
This report is part of a series of pan-European surveys investigating the link between homes and health across the EU.
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
The final programme for the AIVC workshop: “Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?" to be held in Brussels, Belgium on 14-15 March, 2017 is now available.
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
The AIVC workshop: “Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches? will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 14-15 March, 2017. The event aims to identify the pros and cons of performance-based approaches and metrics that can be considered to assess the indoor air quality (IAQ) performance of ventilation systems, as well as to draft guidelines for their use in standards and regulations.
Post date: 27 Jan 2017