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Indoor air quality, thermal comfort and daylight

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Origin:

BPIE

Author:

Sara Kunkel, Eleni Kontonasiou, Aleksandra Arcipowska, Francesco Mariottini, Bogdan Atanasiu

Publishing date:

03/01/2015

Format:

Pdf

Language:

English with executive summary in Chinese, German and Romanian

License:

©BPIE

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Summary

This report about indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and daylight requirements in selected Member States addresses a range of topics of increasing importance for European buildings and their inhabitants. The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the regulatory framework for IAQ, thermal comfort and daylight, and to highlight the importance of having appropriate requirements on these aspects. The assessment focuses on the respective building codes for new and existing residential buildings in selected MS: Belgium (Brussels Region), Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the UK (England and Wales). Moreover, a critical and comparative evaluation is provided whilst best practice approaches are highlighted. The report provides concluding recommendations for further policy development relevant for indoor climate.

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