HealthVent is a project designed to help develop ‘health-based’ ventilation guidelines for European countries, which would aid in the protection of people in both public buildings, such as schools and nurseries, as well as private property, like homes and office buildings. The project partners bring expertise from medical and public health sciences, engineering, physics, energy, ventilation and other areas, while bringing in experiences of patients with respiratory diseases to critically analyse available information to help develop effective health-based guidelines for ventilation. Project participants share the common view that such guidelines would significantly improve health problems stemming from poor indoor air quality (IAQ). The experts’ key tasks are to assess ventilation systems and their effect upon IAQ in European buildings and to identify improvements which can lead to healthier and energy efficient buildings.
If you would like to find out more about this project, please visit the HealthVent website.
On the 20th of February, the HealthVent consortium presented its guidelines at the European Parliament in an event hosted by MEP Catherine Stihler. For more information and the report of the event, click here.