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A new MSc programme taught at the UCL’s Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) has just been launched, within UCL’s global faculty of the built environment, London. The new course, targeted at students aiming to work in the built environment and/or public health, including architecture and engineering, will drive innovation for health and wellbeing in the design, assessment, retrofit and operation of buildings.  
Post date: 30 Sep 2016
Type: News

This half-day conference, jointly organised by University College London (UCL) Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Home Countries South East (SE) and the CIBSE Natural Ventilation Group, will present practical ideas on how to create healthy, comfortable and productive indoor environments with regards to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Case studies of best practice applications will stimulate stakeholders such as designers, consultants and environmental engineers to contribute to the design and...
Post date: 29 Sep 2016
Type: Event

Call for speakers for AIVC workshop - Bring your expertise on IAQ metrics – Deadline November 1, 2016  
Post date: 13 Sep 2016
Type: News

Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?  
Post date: 12 Sep 2016
Type: Event

The ingredients of good user experience of highly energy efficient buildings: a pinch of empowerment and a sprinkling of knowledge about the building’s features   Living or working in high energy-efficient buildings can be a great opportunity but users need to feel empowered. This means making them aware of the building features and allowing them to manage some of the appliances by themselves. In this way, disorientation or annoyance is avoided and people feel more in control.  
Post date: 15 Jun 2016
Type: News

Smart strategies and policies for sustainable shopping centres: energy efficient and cost-competitive retrofitting solutions   An Energy Day organised as a parallel event of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). This event takes place June 13, from 2pm to 5.30pm, on Rue de la Science 23, Brussels.  
Post date: 5 May 2016
Type: Event

The German Energy Agency-dena (Deutsche Energie-Agentur) has launched the new project: “Check-in Energy Efficiency: A dena Pilot Project for Energy Optimisation in Hotels & Accommodation” with the aim to reduce the energy consumption of hotel buildings while increasing the comfort levels of hotel guests. The pilot project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). 
Post date: 21 Apr 2015
Type: News

The house construction sector in Europe is facing the need to meet stricter energy requirements. For example, some customers are demanding passive houses with almost no demand for space heating. Passive house quality assurance systems have been introduced to certify the energy performance of such houses. The aim of this study was to identify opportunities for improving passive house certification in line with customer's comfort expectations.
Post date: 21 Jan 2014
Type: Publication