1.4 Comfort and Health(Duplicate)

It’s not just heating and ventilation … retrofit can and should do so much more. Energy and carbon savings can often dominate discussions on retrofit. However, we can also design for and build in thermal comfort and health benefits. In lesson 1.3, we mentioned comfort and health alongside other potential benefits of successful retrofit. Now we look at comfort […]

Suggested reading

  1. WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould http://www.aecb.net/knowledgebase/guidelines-indoor-air-quality-dampness-mould/
  2. Dampness in Buildings and Health – Nordic Interdisciplinary Review of the Scientific Evidence on Associations between Exposure to ‘‘Dampness’’ in Buildings and Health Effects (NORDDAMP):
    http://www.aecb.net/knowledgebase/dampness-buildings-health-nordic-interdisciplinary-review-scientific-evidence-associations-exposure-dampness-buildings-health-ef/
  3. http://www.zerocarbonhub.org/sites/default/files/resources/reports/Indoor_Air_Quality_in_Highly_Energy_Efficient_Homes_A_Review_NF18.pdf
  4. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/09/air-pollution-raises-risk-of-death-for-decades-after-exposure
  5. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/29/supreme-court-orders-uk-to-draw-up-air-pollution-cleanup-plan
  6. Public Health England, Minimum Home Temperature Thresholds for Health in Winter – A Systematic Literature Review (http://www.aecb.net/knowledgebase/minimum-home-temperature-thresholds-health-winter-systematic-literature-review/)
  7. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/222402882_Adaptive_Thermal_Comfort_and_Sustainable_Thermal_Standards_for_Buildings
  8. http://www.lowenergybuildings.org.uk/leb/charts/perceived-comfort-levels/
  9. http://www.zerocarbonhub.org/ventilation-and-indoor-air-quality
  10. http://www.zerocarbonhub.org/sites/default/files/resources/reports/Indoor_Air_Quality_in_Highly_Energy_Efficient_Homes_A_Review_NF18.pdf 
  11. https://www.nhbcfoundation.org/publication/part-f-2010-an-introduction-for-house-builders-and-designers/
  12. advanced level/checklists:
    http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pdfs/epa_retrofit_protocols.pdf
    http://iaq.supportportal.com/link/portal/23002/23007/ArticleFolder/974/Indoor-Air-Pollutants (portal disabled)
Lesson tags: air temperatures, draughts, health benefits, monitoring comfort, radiant asymmetry, radiant cold, surface temperatures, temperature stratification, thermal comfort
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