As facility managers consider their reopening strategies, of course cleaning, PPE, and social distancing policies must be top of mind. But the role of the HVAC system cannot be ignored either. Can improved air filtration and better ventilation actually help reduce the spread of coronavirus? Or does recirculated air — as from air conditioning systems — help spread the virus? Those have been the million dollar questions really since the start of pandemic.
Post date: 29 Lug 2020
This hard-stone elementary school is located in Mulhouse in the Alsace region (north-eastern France), near the border with Germany. It is a listed building, since it was built in XXVIII sec as a spinning factory at a time which Mulhouse had an active textile industry and became a school in 1870. It has recently been retrofitted with a project balanced between low energy consumption and heritage preservation, with the availability of a constraint budget.
Post date: 6 Lug 2020
The contest was aimed at a BBC 2005 Effinergie consumption level. We have reached the Passive level for the Media Library.
Post date: 9 Giu 2020
The 10 houses of Hem are the first homes rehabilitated in France to zero energy and any form of consumption guaranteed for 25 years. Energiesprong is an initiative initiated in the Netherlands in 2013. Vilogia tested in France the first prototypes of this approach on 10 houses built in 1950 in Hem near Lille. Vilogia aims to rehabilitate 500 homes over 5 years using the same method. The Energiesprong method is as follows: using the current technological tools (digital and industrial method) to rehabilitate a dwelling in 3 weeks.
Post date: 7 Mag 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 Mag 2020
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The construction of the building was aimed, on the one hand, to offer affordable sustainable housing and on the other hand to plan an extension with quality of life and without any conflicts of use and in energy consumption.
Post date: 3 Mag 2020
An important function of the built environment is providing a safe place for its inhabitants. Edward Ng (Chinese University of Hong Kong) recalls the spread of SARS in Hong Kong and reflects on the public health lessons for the built environment. A process of preparation and management is vital for reducing present and future health risks. This is becoming evident in Hong Kong’s recent codes and regulations for urban design and buildings. Other cities can learn from this process.
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
As response to the coronavirus (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, REHVA experts drafted a guidance document on how to operate and use building services in areas with a coronavirus outbreak to prevent the spread of COVID-19 depending on HVAC or plumbing systems related factors.
Post date: 28 Apr 2020
Welcome to ISH China & CIHE
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Post date: 26 Mar 2020
The publication, on 19 June 2018, of Directive 2018/844 amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency, represents the first major step towards the implementation of the Commission’s Clean Energy for all Europeans package.
Post date: 17 Mar 2020