Health

Why indoor air quality is important and how to improve it

Why indoor air quality is important and how to improve it?

Did you know that well-designed classrooms have a significant influence on academic performance? Studies have found that improved physical characteristics of classrooms can boost the learning outcomes of students. In this article, we take a look at the importance of air quality and present some of the best ways that architects and designers can improve …

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Why the glass office furniture brings benefits to the company

How glass brings benefits to office?

The layout of the rooms inside an office and the furnishings that complete them are two of the hinge points of the design of the working space of a company that wants to be productive in a climate of exchange and constant collective and individual growth. In fact, to encourage concentration and reduce stress and …

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New study shows better schools, hospitals and offices are key to improving European’s lives

New study shows better schools, hospitals and offices are key to improving European’s lives

Partly funded by the VELUX Group, the study highlights the need for renovation in buildings that are places of learning, working and healing. Investing in the renovation of offices, schools and hospitals would greatly improve the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens, according to a new study launched today by Buildings 2030 and conducted …

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Why Is Natural Light So Important?

Civic architecture is all about creating buildings that engage with their communities.  It’s about creating places and spaces in which we are able to respond positively to our surroundings at a human level. That process of civic design, as with all architecture, is about balancing form and function in a complete building that looks good …

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USGBC Launches LEED Zero, to Address Net Zero Carbon Operations and Resources in LEED Green Building Projects

Addressing the net zero operations and resources in LEED Green Building Projects

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched LEED Zero, a new program that will address net zero operations and resources in buildings. “Net zero is a powerful target that will move the entire industry forward,” said Melissa Baker, senior vice president of technical core at USGBC. “For years, LEED projects around the world have aspired to …

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Winter Blues ? More Natural Light Could Be The Answer To Beating Them

Whilst the lack of sunlight in winter doesn’t have as great an impact on our lifestyles as it once did before the dawn of electricity, what does the reduction in natural light mean for our health? Why is natural light important? Natural light plays a surprising role in a variety of physical and mental health …

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EuroWindoor Daylight Conference at the “glasstec”: Improved health, concentration and performance

After decades spent evaluating windows particularly with regard to their thermal insulation, it is only now that focus is moving onto the considerable benefits of daylight. Interest in the “Daylight by EuroWindoor: the use of daylight in buildings – fundamentals and planning” conference, which was held on 24 October 2018 at the “glasstec” in Dusseldorf, …

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