Exposures in homes constitute the major part of exposures to airborne pollutants experienced through the human lifetime. They can constitute from 60 to 95% of our total lifetime exposures, of which 30% occurs when we sleep.
Post date: 17 Mar 2016
The 7th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings (ICEERB) will focus on Healthy Housing. The conference's programme facilitate research exchange between academics and support and facilitate dialogue with industry (housing providers) and government (housing regulators).
Conference themes include:
Sustainable design and construction:
Post date: 24 Feb 2016
Post date: 7 Jan 2016
All you need to know about indoor air – A simple guide for educating yourself to improve your indoor environment While most people are aware of the importance of the outdoor environment, especially in relation to climate change but also to problems more directly related to our health, the effects of indoor environmental quality are not common knowledge.Most of us don’t realize that people in the Western world generally spend 80-90% of their time indoors (e.g. at home, at school and at the office). Exposure indoors is thus much longer than outdoors.
Post date: 2 Dec 2015
This book, released by VELUX, gives specific advice and concrete documentation on the effects and benefits of VELUX products in buildings. When creating new buildings – as well as renovating existing ones – the specific solutions need to be considered in a holistic perspective , with usage, personal needs, function, location, orientation, building geometry and window configuration playing very important roles. The book is divided into six chapters. Contents include: 1 Daylight
Post date: 23 Nov 2015
Post date: 16 Oct 2015
This white paper, released by the Fraunhofer, Institut für Bauphysik – IBP, pinpoints key findings from a large literature screening of the impact of European indoor environments on health and performance in homes and schools.
Post date: 5 Oct 2015
This paper is based on a review of a cross section of strategies, conducted by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE). It attempts to determine whether the requirements set out in Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) Article 4 have been met and assess whether they embody the level of ambition that is consistent with transforming Europe’s existing building stock into a highly energy performing one. Member States are ranked according to their compliance levels.
Post date: 17 Jun 2015
Post date: 16 Jun 2015
This document outlines the guidelines intended to be used in the early design process of an Active House which focus on the three main principles/criteria: comfort, energy and environment and the sub-criteria from the Active House Specifications.
Post date: 12 May 2015