Creating healthy and energy-efficient buildings: lessons learned from the Hope project

Within the European research project HOPE, 97 apartment buildings and 67 office buildings - of which approximately 75% have been designed to be energy-efficient, and half of them are indeed - were investigated using checklists addressing the building characteristics and ques-tionnaires to the occupants asking their perceived comfort (thermal visual, acoustical and in-door air quality) and health (sick building syndrome and allergies). The analysis of the col-lected data, together with experience gained from former projects and literature lead us to pre-sent guidelines for creating healthy and energy-efficient buildings. These guidelines are pre-sented together with the rationale and facts on which they are based.

Published in:
Indoor Air 2005, 745-749
Presented at:
Indoor Air 2005, Beijing, China, September 4-9

 Record created 2005-11-07, last modified 2018-01-27

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