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Building energy-efficiency interventions in North-East Europe: Effects on indoor environmental quality and public health

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Pages637-639
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 Jul 201412 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period7/07/1412/07/14

Abstract

INSULAtE project aims to develop a common protocol for assessment of improving energy efficiency (EE) of dwellings on indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and public health in Europe. So far, measurement data on IEQ parameters (PM, CO, CO2, VOCs, formaldehyde, NO2, radon, T and RH) and questionnaire data from occupants were collected from 16 multifamily buildings (94 apartments) in Finland and 20 (96 apartments) in Lithuania before renovation. Most parameters were within recommended limits; however, the data revealed different baselines (before renovation) for each country both in terms of the IEQ parameters and the respondents' satisfaction regarding their residence and indoor air quality. Post renovation data (from one building in each country) showed potential changes in the measured parameters, while further analyses are needed once the data have been collected. The results of this project will be used in developing guidance and support the implementation of the related policies.

Keywords

  • Environmental monitoring, Exposure, Health questionnaire, Residential buildings