“Health-Based Ventilation Guidelines for Europe”
Project website: www.healthvent.eu
Program Type: Health Programme 2008-2013
Project details: The project developed health-based ventilation guidelines for non- industrial buildings in Europe (offices, homes, schools, nursery, homes and day- care centres).
They reconcile health and energy impacts by protecting people staying in these buildings against risk factors, and at the same time taking into account the need for using energy rationally and the need for more energy efficient buildings.
The objectives of the guidelines are:
(1) target on demonstrated adverse health effects of inadequate indoor air quality and provide tangible health benefits for the building occupants and European populations;
(2) help avoid investment and energy cost of ventilation systems and rates which are not supported by evidence of health, productivity and welfare benefits; and
(3)integrate and optimize with the other EU policies that are relevant for healthy indoor air, namely source control (CPD, REACH), urban ambient air quality management (CAFÉ), energy using product (EuP) and low energy buildings (EPBD).
Funding agency: European Commission- Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC)