Good indoor environment in energy efficient buildings
|IVL SVENSKA MILJÖINSTITUTET AB - IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|September 2015 - January 2016
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The long term goal is to develop concepts and guidelines for a healthy indoor environment in energy-efficient buildings. There is an extended project team with representatives from the ventilation industry, materials manufacturers, architects, building owners and municipalities. There is a consensus on the project´s continued focus and a plan for the utilization and dissemination of results in the form of a draft application. The long term effects of the project are expected to be achieved in the next steps of the project.
Results and expected effects
The project has been extended and consists of twice as many players. Consensus between the constituent parties in the project has been achieved: a good and healthy indoor air is a result of ventilation strategies and choice of materials with low emission of air pollutants. We have identified and analyzed the solutions that have the potential to contribute to quality-assured building: a modeling tool that ties together aspects of energy and indoor air quality, environmental performance and cost efficiency from a life cycle perspective and the development of business models.
Approach and implementation
The project has been implemented in the form of three workshops for the entire project group, as well as a greater number of meetings in smaller constellations. Presentations and discussions at the meetings has been used for a revised project plan, the original idea of technical solutions between ventilation and material emissions have been toned down and the project has targeted society-related and market aspects of good indoor air quality. The project has jointly produced a detailed, time-set project plan for further work and a draft consortium agreement.