This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics of increasing importance for European buildings and their inhabitants. The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the regulatory framework for IAQ, thermal comfort and daylight, and to highlight the importance of having appropriate requirements on these aspects.
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

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
Type: Tool

Every second year since 2004, the VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award. The award seeks to challenge the students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. The aim of the award is to engage with students of architecture about how to use sunlight and daylight as main sources of energy and light and how to ensure health and well-being of the people who live and work in buildings.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
Type: News

The Daylighting Pattern Guide illustrates how to create successful daylighting designs and presents information in a visual manner that appeals to designers as well as those with limited background in lighting design.  Detailed case studies are presented for a wide range of spatial scales and uses. Project types include offices, schools, libraries, laboratories, museums, industrial facilities, and recreational facilities and represent a diversity of regional climates.
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: Tool

This guide, released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation, presents the impact of window choice on energy performance for a range of typical home types (mid-floor apartment, mid-terrace house, semi-detached house, detached house). The guidance is developed from modelling results using the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP).  
Post date: 27 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "lighting"
Post date: 21 Nov 2016
Type: Topic

The challenge of shape and form: understanding the benefits of efficient design (NF72)  
Post date: 26 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices  
Post date: 25 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

The 7th VELUX Daylight Symposium: “Healthy & Climate Friendly Architecture – from knowledge to practice” will focus specifically on the use of daylight – firstly to create buildings that promote human health and wellbeing, and secondly to minimise the negative impact of man-made structures and activities on climate change.   Contributions are invited focusing but not limited to the following topics:  
Post date: 16 Aug 2016
Type: Event

The Call for Papers for the 15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) - Building Simulation Conference 2017 (BS2017) is now open.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
Type: News