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Posts Tagged ‘health’

June 18, 2018

Sustainability scoring in BREEAM: Health & Well-being & Lifetime Homes!

Health and well-being in BREEAM! Health and well-being is highly desired in buildings. It promotes the quality of life and also reduction of energy consumption. In BREEAM (UK) certification for homes the focus is on the following scoring: energy, material and health & well-being. Health & well-being is all about daylighting, accoustic insulation and availability […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

February 23, 2017

AIR: need, health, energy and environment!

Need for fresh air Our need for fresh air, essential to our functioning as human beings, is not normally contested by anyone. This is because we have basic physiological needs…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 19, 2017

How do I know if air at home is good?

How do we know about the air we breathe is clean and healthy? To some extent, we rely on our own minds. For example, we sometimes see large particulate pollutants…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 17, 2017

Common signs of polluted indoor air!

What are the common signd of polluted indoor air that you can register yourself? Skin: itching, tingling, tight tions, overheating, itching, dryness and redness Nose: unpleasant odors, irritated, stuffy and…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 2, 2017

First ventilation standard!

Health and ventilation Early health concerns when Egyptians noted health of pyramid stonecutters improved with ventilation. First ventilation standard First ventilation standard in 1631 where King Charles of England decreed…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 26, 2016

What is ventilation? Why do we ventilate?

Ventilation is… In medicine: to exchange air in the lungs In latin: “ventilare” is to “expose to the wind” Today: it means to bring in outdoor air and replace indoor…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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November 23, 2016

Health in our homes!

Health in our homes Our health is affected by the air quality we have in our homes. In addition to indoor air we breathe (link here), moisture (read more here), pollutions…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 31, 2016

Personal Control over Indoor Climate, Impact on Comfort, Health and Productivity!

Interesting conclusion from Ph.D. Thesis by Atze Boerstra on “Personal Control over Indoor Climate, Impact on Comfort, Health and Productivity” Office workers often have no or limited possibilities at their…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 20, 2016

How satisfied are you with indoor air quality in your home after renovating it? How often do you air your house if you don´t have a mechanical ventilation?

Some interesting points from a work on renovation of apartment buildings and results from investigation of indoor air quality. The occupants indicated to be more satisfied with the IAQ before…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 13, 2016

Airing of the apartments before and after renovation! Energy renovation without additional ventilation is not enough!

The energy use in the existing residential sector that was built in the second half of 20th century is considered a serious problem across the European Union. The current focus…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 8, 2016

How often do you open your window? Do you vent enough?

I found another source that confirms my worry about occupants´ health in renovated apartments. It is nice to save energy and money when you renovate the apartment building that you…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova