New apartment building completed in 2020. The entire residential complex is planned to be barrier-free. It is the new construction of a residential complex as passive house construction with 12 barrier-free or adaptable apartments, 4 of which are intended as serviceable apartments. There are also 13 underground parking spaces and 5 outdoor parking spaces.
Post date: 7 May 2020
What can we do in our buildings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection? Are there measures beyond complete disinfection of work spaces to facilitate re-entry?
Post date: 6 May 2020
Users’ satisfaction in indoor spaces plays a key role in building design. In recent years, scientific research has focused more and more on the effects produced by the presence of greenery solutions in indoor environments. In this study, the Internet of Things (IoT) concept is used to define an effective solution to monitor indoor environmental parameters, along with the biometric data of users involved in an experimental campaign conducted in a Zero Energy Building laboratory where a living wall has been installed.
Post date: 4 May 2020
The EBC Building Energy Codes Working Group (BECWG) is hosting a webinar on operational and construction issues related to energy use in buildings during the COVID-19 crisis. Presenters will discuss the safe operation of buildings and strategies to maintain healthy indoor air quality (IAQ), including guidance from ASHRAE and REHVA, as well as broader issues facing the design and construction industry, such as compliance checking and leveraging opportunities for virtual assessments.
Post date: 30 Apr 2020
When the new grammar school building was erected in Diedorf, an ‘integrated design process’ was applied, demonstrating that it is possible to plan innovatively and sustainably and still ensure that available resources are used economically and sparingly throughout the entire life cycle of a building.
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Building policies are increasingly demanding in terms of energy performance and reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, people spending 60-90% of their life in indoor environments (homes, offices, schools, etc.), indoor air quality is essential in ensuring health, quality of life and performance of buildings’ occupants.
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Due to the current situation, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Post date: 12 Feb 2020
Children are spending more and more time inside buildings and the indoor air quality can affect their health. In fact, air pollution has been linked to serious health conditions, such as cancer, asthma and cardiovascular diseases.
The indoor air quality changes according to the building, the occupants, and the type of activities taking place inside. The main way people are exposed is by inhaling pollutants, but they can also be ingested or absorbed through the skin. This set of complex factors include:
Post date: 31 Jan 2020
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER
Advanced designs of new homes are starting to feature mechanical systems that bring outdoor air into the home.
Some of these designs include energy-efficient heat recovery ventilators (also known as air-to-air heat exchangers).
Post date: 14 Jan 2020