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BUILD UP Webinar Recordings | Health performance of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

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BUILD UP Webinar Recordings | Health performance of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

15 December 2017, 10:30-12:00 Brussels time (CET)


We spend 90% of our life indoors in buildings, so the quality of the indoor environment has a major impact on our health, well-being, and productivity. The health, comfort and well-being of building occupants are basic requirements and a human right, therefore both policy makers and the building industry have to take their role in ensuring healthy and comfortable living conditions for people.


 On the other hand, buildings account for 40% of the total energy consumption of Europe, and it is our obligation to make the European building stock more sustainable and energy efficient to achieve the set EU and global climate goals. The Clean energy for all Europeans package, and especially the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive are key policy instruments to deliver high energy performing buildings. However, energy efficiency mustn’t deteriorate the indoor environment quality in our buildings, and policy makers must handle energy performance improvement in a comprehensive way by considering deep energy renovation as an opportunity to improve also the “health performance” of buildings.


 This webinar aimed at showing evidence why indoor environment quality is so important in buildings, and detailed how both the energy and the health performance of buildings can and must go hand in hand. The speakers presented key recommendations to promote, and initiatives helping to deliver healthy Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs).




  • The EU policy context. Introduction to the webinar scope and to speakers | Anita Derjanecz, Managing Director, REHVA - Federation of European HVAC Associations
  • Health performance of NZEBs | Atze Boerstra, Vice-President, REHVA - Federation of European HVAC Associations
  • Q&A
  • Building4People: Healthy and sustainable buildings  | Kristina Klimovich, Senior Manager, Buildings2030
  • The importance of good IAQ and ventilation  | Roberta Savli, Senior EU policy Adviser and Deputy Director, EFA - European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations
  • Q&A


HOW TO VIEW: Each presentation or Q&A session in the agenda is a separate video within an integrated playlist. You may watch the whole webinar from start to end, skip videos by clicking on >|, or click on PLAYLIST and jump straight to the video you want.


The original announcement for this event can be found here.


Webinar organisers: BUILD UP, Buildings 2030, EFA (European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations), and REHVA (Federation of European HVAC Associations)