Health & Wellbeing

This includes resources covering the different aspects of improving health and wellbeing in our homes and buildings. These cover the following topics, Indoor air quality, Daylight, Acoustics, healthy materials, Universal design.

For further information see also World Green Building Council’s Better Places for People.

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Daylighting

Designing for Better Day Light

William O’Donnell, IN2

Designing for good practice daylighting? What are the current requirements from planners and what is the current recommended standards and guidance?

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Daylight, Heath & Wellbeing

Nicolas Roy and Jens Christoffersen, VELUX

The provision of daylight is crucial when designing healthy, comfortable homes. This webinar looks at EN 17037, the new European standard for daylighting. Why is it important? How does it apply to Ireland and how does it apply to residential?

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Healthy Materials

Healthy Materials

Muge Karasahin, Meehan Green

Why is indoor air quality important? What are VOCs and TVOCs? How do we avoid them? How can we test for them?

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Case Studies

WorldGBC Online Case Study Library

Here you can find examples of the world’s most cutting edge sustainable buildings.

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Acoustics

Designing for Better Acoustics

James Cousins, Amplitude Acoustics

What are the current Part E requirements for acoustics? What is the testing regime? Is it best practice and if not, what does best practice look like?

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Universal Design

Universal Design

Neil Murphy, Centre for Excellence for Universal Design

What is universal design? Why is it important to consider at early design stage? How can it be implemented on my housing scheme?

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