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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

Ventilation is a mediating factor, not a cause!

Ventilation in buildings! Ventilation is an important component of any building, even if achieved by opening windows (adventitious ventilation) or infiltration (unintentional ventilation). It is without a doubt recognized as…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

March 25, 2021

Ventilation: How buildings breathe?

Buildings, as humans, need to breathe! Like the lungs, buildings need to be able to breathe to make sure that fresh air comes in and dirty air goes out. There…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 25, 2021

New case study: Worcerster Sports and Drama Hall known as Bartholomew Barn in UK!

What an inspiration! Bartholomew Barn! Could an architect and the client take any inspiration from an old barn and build it as a new and energy-efficient building, even in passive…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 26, 2020

We spent 90% time indoors! Who said it?

The very much-quoted statistics: 90% time indoors! Surprisingly there were many studies performed at the 20th-century gathering human activity patterns and human exposure data. And one marginal study was published…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 19, 2020

New case study: Knivsta Center for Sports and Culture (CIK) in Sweden!

Can a building with an ice hockey hall be a passive house? CIK Knivsta center for sports and culture in  Sweden, is a combination of premises for both sports and…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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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

July 15, 2020

IEQ benefits: Good ventilation leads to healthy buildings!

People´s health and well-being in healthy buildings! The IEQ manifest was published in mid of June 2020 on the EUROVENT website and we have brought you this information in the…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 31, 2020

Interesting combination of technologies in passive house!

The passive house is on the rise in North America! The passive house application is straight-forward. There is a variety of passive house certified products on the market, including the…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 26, 2019

Sizing procedure and system solutions for residential buildings!

Read the knowledge! About sizing procedure and system solutions for residential buildings! I was honoured to be the co-author of the REHVA guidebook on Residential Heat Recovery Ventilation. This guidebook…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 31, 2019

Do you want personal control over the indoor climate of buildings?

What controls indoor climate in buildings? Building Management/Automation Systems (BMA or BAS) control the indoor climate based on requirements (temperature, relative humidity, airflow, etc) defined in guidelines and building standards.…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova