Wellbeing

Klimahouse 2019: Building In A Sustainable Key To Live Well

Klimahouse 2019: Building In A Sustainable Key To Live Well

Most of the heat in the home is dispersed from the roof (15-20%), from windows (20-25%), from the wall (20-25%) from ventilation (10-20%), from heating (30-35) %) and from the floor (5-10%). Choosing to renovate your apartment or to build on energy efficient criteria allows you to save on heating costs, improve living comfort and increase …

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Glazing solutions to enhance Well-being, Safety and Recovery in Healthcare Buildings

How To Maximize Well-being, Safety and Recovery in Healthcare Buildings?

It has been proven that patients recover faster, employees are more motivated and everyone feels better and more comfortable in light, safe and modern healthcare buildings. Glass connects patients to the world outside by letting natural light into the building. The effects of daylight are in direct correlation to faster recovery, improved emotional well-being and …

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Why Does Smart Glass Architecture Make Sense for Hospitals

Why Does Smart Glass Make Sense for Hospitals?

Imagine having a glass installed in your room which can change its appearance as per your liking? Well, smart glass (or switchable glass) is a high-tech glass manufactured by treating glass with an electrochromic metal oxide coating that allows it to transform from a transparent glass to a translucent glass when a low voltage of …

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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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DAYLIGHT ANALYSIS & GLAZING SELECTION: A CASE STUDY

Daylight Analysis & Glazing Selection: A Case Study

Natural lighting is an extremely important part of any building – simply because it is beneficial to both comfort and energy efficiency of an interior space. Having ideal natural lighting inside a building can reduce the dependency on artificial lighting and create a much more holistic environment for rest, relaxation and work. Yet, enabling the …

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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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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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