Half-year in review and looking ahead with Swegon Air Academy

Half-year in review and looking ahead with Swegon Air Academy
Swegon Air Academy

Swegon Air Academy

Written by members of the SAA team

We look back at the information we have shared with everyone over the past six months and look ahead to the insights that can inspire everyone in the upcoming months. The first half of 2024 was very successful for Swegon Air Academy, and we have embarked on a journey of sharing knowledge in indoor climate, good ventilation and people's health and well-being.

Swegon Air Academy

Swegon Air Academy

Written by members of the SAA team

Looking back at the first half of 2024. 

As we reflect on the first half of the year, it stands out as an important moment in time that determines how our work will continue for the rest of 2024. Below are some highlights from our knowledge-sharing path this year. 

Low humidity indoors – Indoor environment, research and technology. 

  • The optimal relative humidity of the indoor air is between 30-60%. However, under 20% relative humidity creates uncomfortably dry air. The question is, is dry indoors a problem? Let's look at essential physics, conducted research, and technological perspectives.  

Read more in the published Update & Insight: 'Low indoor humidity – from the perspective of indoor environment, research and technology'. 

Circularity and minimized embodied carbon in technical installations in buildings. 

  • Circularity in the building and HVAC industry is a promising strategy to cut carbon emissions using a circular transformation. Driving the changes for higher levels of sustainability and circularity is important in the HVAC industry. 

Watch the webinar: 'Change is coming — are you ready? New ways to minimize embodied carbon in technical installations'. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) global limit values for air quality.

  • Everyone has the same rights — the human right to breathe clean air in all environments like schools, homes, offices, etc. Yet, the 99% of the world's population breathes bad air. We are all different, so there is a great need for global limit values to reduce the population's exposure to air pollution. 

Find out more from the Update & Insight: 'WHO guidelines for air quality — Improving health by reducing air pollution'. 

Understanding the indoor climate and people in buildings. 

  • While most people know the importance of the outdoor environment, not many consider the indoor environmental quality of such importance. There is a need to assess indoor environmental quality in buildings using a variety of indicators – related to buildings, parameters and occupants.  

Check out the keynote by Philomena Bluyssen: 'Why is understanding the indoor environment, its occupants, interactions and effects so important?' 

Social media.

Swegon Air Academy is active on social media, follow our LinkedIn for the latest information on heating, ventilation, indoor climate, building certification and many more topics. There is also a YouTube channel with over 50 videos: a treasure trove of valuable information.

Looking aheas to the second half of 2024. 

Here are a few snippets of information we want to share with you in the upcoming months.

Start of the school year.

  • The start of school is very important for everybody – for children's development and for the whole school community helping with education. And we will bring some insights into securing a good indoor environment for students and school staff. 

Green ambitions for buildings from a building owner perspective.

  • To optimize buildings' energy performance and provide a good indoor climate, we will showcase the impact of monitoring the HVAC systems as advanced ventilation systems. 

EPBD, energy performance and indoor air quality within healthy buildings. 

  • The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) puts Europe on track to achieve a fully decarbonised building stock by 2050 - with the focus on indoor air quality in buildings. 

Resilient and healthy buildings for the future.

  • Can we make the buildings attractive and sustainable? And can we provide indoor air quality and energy efficiency in buildings simultaneously for people? 

There will be more to share with you, such as topics on sustainability and circularity, indoor air quality in buildings and low humidity indoors, people's comfort and well-being, and more interesting knowledge to come.