Posts Tagged ‘renovation’

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 than predicted by designers. The results are broadly the same for residential houses. The indoor air quality (IAQ) and overheating concers are reported in many […]...

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

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

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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

May 24, 2013

Presentations from Swegon Air Academy seminars at DTU Lyngby and in Aarhus added!

Swegon Air Academy seminars on May 22 in Lyngby and May 23 in Aarhus were totally events about Renovation of Danish apartment buildings: What can be done to reduce energy consumption…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

April 2, 2013

Swegon Air Academy in Saint Petersburg – Part 2: What is ENCON in residential buildings in Slovakia?

On February 28 in Saint Petersburg, Dusan Petras presented the research on renovation of residential buildings in Slovakia with focus on energy savings in concrete apartment buildings including possibilities of…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova