Are buildings with low humidity really healthy buildings?
Online | Recording
We are entering the time of year when the relative humidity levels — outside and inside — are decreasing. Do you feel that your skin is getting dryer, your lips are cracking, your eyes are irritated, and your nose is dry? How does low humidity indoors affect us physically? And what influence do you have as an HVAC designer, consultant, building owner or architect on these physical parameters? In Northern Europe, the indoor relative humidity levels sometimes drop as low as 10-15% during winter (compared to the desired indoor relative humidity of 40-60%). Is it really healthy to be inside buildings with such low humidity levels?
This webinar will address indoor environmental quality (IEQ) from the humidity aspect and discuss how air-conditioning, virology and immune defence are connected.
- How does humidity affect our health? And which groups in our populations are most affected?
- Why is low humidity a problem? What parameters have the greatest impact on the physiology and immunology of our airways?
- How can the HVAC industry, in our various roles as designers, builders, consultants, and architects, impact this area? What can be done?
- We will look into the field of research on this topic. We will also address technical solutions like sorption rotors and green walls, etc.
Our experts will provide interesting facts, research and findings from the perspective of medicine, indoor environmental quality and building systems. Join to listen to Walter Hugentobler, Medical Doctor and Researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Pawel Wargocki, Professor of Indoor Environmental Quality at the Technical University of Denmark, and Timo Schreck, System Business Developer at Swegon Group. The webinar moderator will be moderated by Mikael Börjesson, Competence and Sustainability Director at Swegon Group.
This session is part of a webinar series organized and hosted by Swegon Air Academy. The webinar is in English.