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

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Healthy Buildings for All: Putting people’s health and well-being at the center of the EU built environment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors in residential and non-residential buildings and that 26 million European children are living in unhealthy homes. With the objective of...

Regenerative technologies for the indoor environment

Proper technology solution-sets can enable a regenerative indoor environment for building users and for the planet, thereby ensuring occupant wellbeing and health. Several aspects are considered for high indoor environmental quality, such as hygro-...

Healthy Buildings for All: Putting people’s health and well-being at the center of the EU built environment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors in residential and non-residential buildings and that 26 million European children are living in unhealthy homes. With the objective of...

Regenerative technologies for the indoor environment

Proper technology solution-sets can enable a regenerative indoor environment for building users and for the planet, thereby ensuring occupant wellbeing and health. Several aspects are considered for high indoor environmental quality, such...

Sustainable buildings market study 2019

In Europe, 90% of our daily lives are spent indoors. We live, learn and work in buildings, and the environments within and around our buildings have a strong influence on our productivity, health and overall well-being.   Today, buildings...

The environmental sustainability at the time of COVID-19 pandemy: an holistic approach through LEED ® v4 BD+C rating system

Abstract   The intent and metrics of LEED v4 BD+C have been taken as a reference and analysed, for a holistic approach to the energy and environmental issues emerging from the implications that COVID-19 pandemy may have on...

Correlation between Indoor Environmental Data and Biometric Parameters for the Impact Assessment of a Living Wall in a ZEB Lab

Users’ satisfaction in indoor spaces plays a key role in building design. In recent years, scientific research has focused more and more on the effects produced by the presence of greenery solutions in indoor environments. In this study,...

Evaluation of the Visual Stimuli on Personal Thermal Comfort Perception in Real and Virtual Environments Using Machine Learning Approaches

Personal Thermal Comfort models consider personal user feedback as a target value. The growing development of integrated “smart” devices following the concept of the Internet of Things and data-processing algorithms based on Machine...

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...