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Posts Tagged ‘building’

August 29, 2017

Air pollution affects human beings!

What is air pollution? “Air pollution is the introduction into the atmosphere of chemicals, particulates, or biological materials that cause discomfort, disease, or death to humans, damage other living organisms such as food crops, or damage the natural environment or built environment“. Source Wikipedia. Air pollution affects human beings! Every day, we eat 0.75 kg […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 9, 2017

REHVA guidebook – Building automation, controls and management!

A new guidebook by REHVA guidebook Building automation, controls and management! REHVA and its authors/editors have published another great guidebook! The REHVA guidebook Building automation, controls and management´s authors are: Andrei Litiu,…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

March 13, 2017

La Seine Musicale! How does the photovoltaic sail work?

The photovoltaic sail on a building The sail on La Seine Musicale is covered with more than 800 m² of photovoltaic solar panels, rotating around the glass auditorium. The sail…...

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

February 22, 2017

La Seine Musicale: A solar sail on a building!

Solar sail in La Seine Musicale I am simply amazed! The building “La Seine Musicale” is a combination of beautiful architecture and modern technology. This new cultural centre, commissioned by…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 6, 2017

ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall and Megatall Building Systems by Peter Simmonds!

One of Swegon Air Academy favourite lecturer Peter Simmonds has published a very good guidebook about high-rise buildings and their systems. And recetly I got remided how good this book…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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December 8, 2016

Passivhaus for contractors: Building services and sequencing!

Building services in passivhaus: ventilation, controls and indoor air quality Indoor air quality, which should be exceptionally good in Passivhaus buildings, will be spoilt if ductwork, mechanical ventilation with heat…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 6, 2016

Insufficient ventilation in our new homes!

Health in our homes (link here) is effected by air quality and ventilation and this is especially true when there is insufficient ventilation in homes, especially in new buildings. The…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 29, 2016

New video: Frank Hovorka on BIM simulation!

Video on BIM simulation and its value New video on BIM simulation and its value by Frank Hovorka is available for viewing. Watch video (link here). The video is in…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 17, 2016

Radon in our homes!

Radon in our homes In addition to indoor air we breathe (link here), moisture (read more here) and pollutions (read more here),  in our homes, radon can also be a risk…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 15, 2016

Moisture in our homes!

Moisture in our homes Apart from Pollutions in our homes! (read more here), another kind of pollution in our homes is moisture. When we shower, wash and cook increases the…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova