IEQ - Indoor Environment Quality

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This book, is a guide to the relationship between building design, urban planning and climate. Aimed at architecture and urban planning professionals and students alike, it offers real-life solutions to climatological site planning and design issues, helping to settle disputes about site orientation, site organisation, and the assembly of building materials.   It is organised into the following three parts:  
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

The 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2018): “Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments”, aims to advance the collective understanding of the nature and behaviour of the cyber-physical systems in these different scales, how they interact, and what can be done to optimise their design and operation for healthy, intelligent and resilient buildings and urban environments.   Contributions are invited, but not limited to, the following topics:   Building Materials, Assemblies, and Enclosure Systems
Post date: 27 Jun 2017
Type: Event

The EU funded BRIMEE project (Cost-effective and sustainable Bio-Renewable Indoor Materials with high potential for customisation and creative design in Energy Efficient buildings) aims at the development of better performing insulation materials for improving building energy performances and having a significant reduction of building operational energy, in combination with the capability not to emit harmful substances and to act as an absorber for indoor pollutants.  
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
Type: Link

Buildings account for around half of the EU’s total energy consumption. As a result, energy efficiency of buildings is a major theme in the European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans package of proposals and a focus of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which takes place from 21-25 June.   But buildings must be more than just energy efficient of course. As we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, buildings and the environment they create also have a significant impact on our comfort, well-being and even health.  
Post date: 22 Jun 2017
Type: News

Renew School: Sustainable school building renovation promoting timber prefabrication, indoor environment quality and active use of renewables  
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Publication

Renew School: Sustainable school buildings in Europe with prefabricated timber elements - Examples and experiences   This best-practice brochure, released in the framework of the EU project RENEW SCHOOL presents an overview of innovative school renovation projects realised throughout Europe. It aims at showing that major changes in school architecture are becoming visible and inspire national projects to sustainability and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Publication

The article describes the results of the project “open source smart lamp” aimed at designing and developing a smart object able to manage and control the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of the built environment.
Post date: 5 May 2017
Type: Publication

nEMoS (nano Environmental Monitoring System) is a 3D-printed device built following the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach. It can be connected to the web and it can be used to assess indoor environmental quality (IEQ). It is built using some low-cost sensors connected to an Arduino microcontroller board. The device is assembled in a small-sized case and both thermohygrometric sensors used to measure the air temperature and relative humidity, and the globe thermometer used to measure the radiant temperature, can be subject to thermal effects due to overheating of some nearby components.
Post date: 5 May 2017
Type: Publication

IEA-EBC Annex 69: Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 69 Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings” in 2014. The project will run till 2019.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link

IEA-EBC Annex 61: Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 61: Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings” in 2012. The project will run till 2017.  
Post date: 25 Apr 2017
Type: Link