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Posts Tagged ‘IAQ’

January 12, 2017

We ventilate for health!

Design healthy buildings Occupants are usually not good sensors of air quality in buildings, therefore we must design healthy buildings. The key questions are: what are important contaminants, how do we measure harm from them and how do we mitigate that harm? Productivity and ventilation link needs more work. How to ventilate smart? Change WHEN […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 9, 2017

Ventilation paradigms and rates in history!

History In late 20th century, oil shock focusses attention on energy, that is pushing for thighter envelopes and push for lower ventilation.  Also the International Energy Agency was created and…...

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

September 7, 2016

How to create high levels of thermal comfort and IAQ in passive house design using the whole-building system!

What are the DO´s when thinking about designing a passive house and using the whole-building system? consider the orientation of the building early in the design as this will affect…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova