This report released by Copenhagen Economics and commissioned by the Swedish Energy Agency and the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, aims to assess and quantify to what extent there are likely multiple benefits from energy related renovations of the Swedish building stock. Multiple benefits accrue in addition to the direct savings in energy bills and may entail health effects from better outdoor air quality and indoor environment.
The report finds that:
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Indoor Air 2018 is the 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (ISIAQ). The event will feature a quality programme including distinguished plenary speakers, platform and poster presentations of accepted papers, social activities to foster networking and community, and the second offering of the ISIAQ summer school for students and post-docs.
The event’s technical programme relies on participants to submit proposals for Workshops and Symposia sessions and to submit Extended Abstracts or Full Papers.
Post date: 4 Oct 2017
AIVC Ventilation Information Paper #37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
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
This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides links and information on newly released AIVC publications and major upcoming AIVC events. Moreover, this issue outlines completed and on-going AIVC projects from 2011 to 2017 and redirects to more detailed information available on the AIVC website. Last but not least, Dr. Andy Persily presents significant advance in the fields of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and ventilation, with a new approach for estimating C02 generation rates from building occupants.
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Worried about indoor air quality? Breathe easy with novel sheep's wool insulation
Air pollution has been in the news a lot recently, with the UK and France announcing future bans on petrol and diesel cars in an attempt to ensure clean air for their citizens. Less widely reported, however, are the risks associated with indoor air pollution. Indoor air is on an average 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Forest based composites for façades and interior partitions to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration
Post date: 16 Aug 2017
If you have visited the new Apple store in Brussels then you would have seen first-hand the striking façades coated with white clay. Natural lime and clay based plasters are an increasingly popular choice among architects and homeowners due to their aesthetic appeal and sustainable credentials - clay plaster requires just 10% of the energy input of gypsum plaster and has 10 times lower embodied CO2.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
In the last two decades, there has been an increasing concern within the scientific community over the effects of Volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure on health. Public awareness of environmental, health and safety issues related to air quality has grown significantly. Regulations and labelling of products have been promoted by the governments, resulting in ever more stringent specifications for the industry regarding the emission of volatile compounds from materials.
Post date: 3 Aug 2017
Eco-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment
The ECO-SEE project aims to address an emerging health problem associated with modern low carbon buildings. Modern buildings have been developed to be very airtight, improving their energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. However, these sealed environments have created unexpected side effects, with research showing that a build-up of potentially harmful chemicals in the air is potentially causing negative impacts on occupants.
Post date: 13 Jul 2017