Indoor environment (thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics)

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Doctor's orders - The complex relationship between energy retrofits and human health

In July, the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee released a report which was highly critical of the current lack of progress in building energy efficiency work, particularly in England. The report urged a seven-fold...

Getting the most out of your heat pump

Your cold-climate heat pump can save a lot on heating and cooling costs. Whether your heat pump is ductless or centrally ducted, this new technology is different than the conventional heating and air conditioning systems that you’re probably used to...

The inner value of a building. Linking indoor environmental quality and energy performance in building regulation

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...

The inside story: Health effects of indoor air quality on children and young people

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...

Venticool newsletter issue #15 - December 2019

Welcome to the December 2019 issue of the venticool newsletter! In this edition, we are pleased to share highlights of our recent AIVC-venticool- TightVent joint conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of...

Deep Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings: Addressing Knowledge Gaps and Skills Training in Ireland

Abstract The primary intent of this research project is to review the current state of knowledge and risks relating to the deep energy renovation of traditional buildings, which have different hygroscopic and thermal behaviours to...

End-users' opinion on living in multi-family nearly zero-energy buildings

The CoNZEBs project formed the main part of a session at the IAQVEC conference in Bari in September 2019. CoNZEBs project partner held in total 6 presentations including a project overview, different project results and one of the national...

Aerogel materials for heritage buildings: Materials, properties and case studies

Aerogels are open-porous, high-performance thermal insulation materials that can be used for very thinbuilding insulation. So far, the application conditions of these materials and their potential in heritagebuildings have not yet been...

ExcEED Guidelines: Discover all the findings and technical solutions developed by the Horizon 2020 project

The purpose of the H2020 ExcEED project builds on the statement that there is a lack of structured and comprehensive set of building data, which can be used to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy makers...

Drivers Of The Energy Transition: Why Do Property Owners Decide To Renovate?

Hardi, can you tell us a bit more about what you do and what Rannaliiva is and does? Sure! Rannaliiva is a non-profit apartment association established by apartment owners in 1999 for the purpose of sharing the...