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April 27, 2021

New case study! Resilient passive house renovation for Ken Soble Tower!

From old to renovated! Build in 1967 at 18 stories and 80,000 square feet, the Ken Soble Tower had been in a state of deterioration for some time as the oldest high-rise multi-residential building in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The  building had significant challenges including a deteriorating envelope, lack of insulation, inadequate ventilation, and lack of […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 16, 2020

Why do we ventilate?

Have you ever wondered why do we ventilate our houses? Throughout history, humans always looked for better living conditions and healthier air. For the past several decades, indoor air quality…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

May 28, 2020

From printing a house to printing a HVAC system?

The technology today is progressing at rapid speed! New technologies and innovations are popping up almost daily. Engineers are taking inspirations from all over the world, looking for solutions from…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

April 30, 2019

Quality assurance for a good indoor environment! Guide for clients!

Quality assurance for a good indoor environment Quality assurance of buildings and their functions is not a clear-cut concept. Some people think that quality assurance to get good indoor environment…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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…...

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

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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

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