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Malin Höij

Joining forces to drive real change

How many people outside of the building sector and academic discussions are aware of the benefits we as human beings draw from good indoor environments, in terms of health, well-being and productivity?

Mikael Börjesson

Will opening the windows solve the ventilation needs for schools?

With the realisation that many schools across Europe lack sufficient ventilation equipment to provide the air exchange rates needed to for a reasonable level of virus spread prevention, we have seen emergency recommendations for increased windows opening to handle the problem. This directly affects …

Malin Höij

What is the Renovation Wave, and how can we make it into a real game changer?

The Renovation Wave will set the standard for renovation projects within the European Union for the coming years, and we will be living with the results for decades to come. But is there a risk that we look at renovations from a too narrow perspective? What can we as building sector professionals …

Paola Moschini (Guest author)

Building certifications are on the rise

In recent years there has been an increased demand for  building certifications. In addition, research studies have found that building certifications can increase properties value substantially. In this article, you will learn more about building certifications and in particular about WELL …

Mikael Börjesson

Would we let our kids skip breakfast before school?

We all want to make sure that our children get the best education but one thing we tend to forget is how important air quality, humidity levels and thermal comfort are for children’s learning capabilities.

Mikael Börjesson

Ventilation and Virus transmission

Ventilation plays an important role in keeping our indoor environment safe and sound. In an enclosed space, people have the effect of reducing the air quality while ventilation using out-door air counteracts that effect. But can the ventilation system itself spread diseases?

Martin Ottersten

Why you should eliminate all monotonous noise in your building

Sound can be a source of pleasure and well-being, if it is the right kind, like beautiful music. But research has found that the wrong kind of sound, or noise, is also a major cause of health problems. According to the World Health Organization, western Europeans are losing millions of years of …

Mikael Börjesson

What is IEQ and why is it important?

In recent years, our industry has witnessed a notable change in the way we go about delivering a quality-built indoor environment. Occupants now have a better understanding of the impact air quality has on their mental health and employers are starting to better appreciate the quality and …

Mikael Börjesson

2019: The year when humans were integrated in HVAC design?

The answer is probably no if looking into our industry, humans have always been the reason why we do good indoor climate. Nevertheless, the past year has, in my mind, been a big contest in best energy performance or highest efficiency into the second decimal…