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November 29, 2021

The age of ventilation: Controlling the indoor climate!

The indoor climate has a significant influence on people´s well-being in the buildings. Since we all perceive our environment differently, we need to create conditions that most people feel good about. To ensure good air quality and a pleasant indoor climate at all times, buildings are equipped with intelligent indoor climate control systems – for […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 15, 2021

When do we ventilate the buildings?

Ventilation awareness in buildings We all spend 100% of our time breathing air. Therefore, the indoor air environment plays a vital role in health, comfort, and productivity. Ventilation is one…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

September 30, 2021

New case study! Recreation, library, arts and parks — in a seamlessly integrated Clayton Community Centre!

A new Swegon Air Academy building case study was added! Clayton Community Centre in Surrey, Canada! The large passive house building, completed in 2020/2021, features a library, gymnasium, child care…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 30, 2021

Swimming pool in passive house!

Energy efficiency for all energy loads! The concept for building a passive house swimming pool focuses on the high-quality building envelope with reduced risk of condensation (insulated, airtight, good window…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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…...

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

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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

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