12 April, 2017 London Partners: Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health & BRE Our event brought together 62 professionals from across the research, industry, policy and third sector communities to think about and inform future action on solutions for reducing exposure to air pollution when indoors. Delegates considered: what solutions … Continue reading Better homes, better air, better health
21 October 2016, 9:00–13:00 Birmingham City University Working with the IET and CIBSE, we hosted an event focused on air quality. Pollution and poor air quality, particularly in urban areas, is an increasing concern for local authorities, health and public services, and the public alike. Breathe easy programme (pdf, 3.5 MB) Chaired by Paddy Conaghan, … Continue reading Breathe easy – engineering air quality solutions
June 2015 Workshop Working with the Homes and Communities Agency, we brought together 79 industry and academic experts for an overheating and indoor air quality in new homes workshop. We’ve brought together the technical presentations and discussion summaries from the masterclass workshops, which are particularly relevant for: Social housing providers – development & asset management … Continue reading Overheating & indoor air quality in new homes
Briony Turner investigates the difference between the design and measured energy performance of buildings.
Energy efficiency retrofit is more effective & has health benefits if combined with grid decarbonisation & enhanced ventilation
UCL researchers found that achieving carbon reduction targets in urban settings depends on the interdependencies between housing and energy provision, and that different decarbonisation strategies at the city / town level can affect the health of inhabitants.
Researchers at UCL have quantified the degree to which the building characteristics of a home affect how much residents are exposed to air pollution and high temperatures.
New low-carbon houses are designed to reduce heat loss through improved airtightness and increased insulation, raising the risk of overheating and inadequate ventilation.
Poor indoor air quality can have serious health impacts, particularly for people who have respiratory related health conditions – recent research finds low-income households are more likely to suffer.
How do you factor in something as inherently complex as the urban environment into building design? Dane Virk investigates.
As overheating is identified as an increasing issue in homes, Anastasia Mylona investigates tools and research to help designers take thermal comfort into account.