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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, 2019

New case study added! Garfield Passive House in Williamstown!

Renovation into a passive house building?  A building from 1850? Can it be done? If this was your question, then this Swegon Air Academy Case Study is the answer to…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 21, 2016

We are able to “design tight”! We haven´t yet learned to “ventilate right”!

New homes rarely performs as well as their designers expect. Findings from Innovate UK´s four-year Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) shows that on average non-domestic buildings use 3,6 times more energy…...

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 4, 2016

Total concept: Can you apply all steps in building´s renovation and get the most benefits?

Is total concept a way to go when renovating a building? Total concept is a method presenting economic rationales for major reduction of energy use in non-residential buildings. When I…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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August 17, 2015

A task ahead for Sweden: Renovation of more than a million dwellings in apartment buildings!

To fulfill the demands by the directives of the European Union 2020 [1] and 2050 [2], Sweden must retrofit its current building stock in order to achieve a lower energy…...

AUTHOR: Akram Abdul Hamid

November 26, 2014

Presentations from Swegon Air Academy in Clermont-Ferrand in France are available for download!

Download interesting presentations from the Swegon Air Academy seminar from November 21 by Suzanne Deoux and Pascal Valladont on topic  “Health and energy issues in commercial buildings ”. The presentations are…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

September 9, 2014

Are we facing a sick building syndrome II?

Are you sick or is your building sick? We are making our buildings insulated and airtight, but the ventilation system is the last on our list. This is a danger…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 17, 2013

SAA supports the Portuguese Association of Industrial Refrigeration and AC Engineers (EFRIARC)

The main topic of 6 hour seminar was “Renovation and optimisation of energy use with energy auditing” which was attended by 140 people. Portugal is struggling with more than just…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

June 20, 2013

Swegon Air Academy seminars in Denmark: Part 2 – Large potential in energy renovation of existing buildings by Carsten Rode

Carsten Rode is the Head of the Section of Building Physics and Services at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and he is involved in various research projects dealing with…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova