Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Monitoring buildings to boost performance
Ultimate challenge: to make 7 million buildings energy neutral on time
Active plant systems as an alternative for improving indoor air quality
Plants can uptake gaseous pollutants and improve home comfort, but does this also mean that active plant systems improve overall indoor air quality? The quality improves, but test subjects do not prefer it to unfiltered air, discovered Tatiana Armijos Moya in her PhD research.
Supply chain partnerships: stay focused on the future
Supply chain partnerships is a recipe for better and cheaper construction, but it demands a healthy dose of mutual trust. And that is where things often go wrong, concludes Jelle Koolwijk in his PhD research. When personal relations become strained, his advice is to stay focused on the long-term interests.
"We have to close the knowledge gap on ventilation now"
What Professor Philo Bluyssen had been advocating since the beginning of the pandemic, finally happened at the press conference in July 2021. By adding a ventilation icon, the Dutch government embraced the fact that Covid-19 can also spread by means of aerosols. While it is a victory that ventilation is now one of the basic measures, we still have a long way to go according to the professor of indoor environment.