Guidelines For Health-Based Ventilation In Europe

Pawel Wargocki, Paolo Carrer, Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes, Otto O. Hänninen, Stylianos Kephalopoulos

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The burden of disease (BoD) associated with major air exposures indoors in 26 European countries was recently accounted for loss of two million healthy life years annually expressed as disability adjusted life years (DALYs) (Jantunen et al., 2011). The development of health-based ventilation guidelines has been recommended as one of the strategic priorities to reduce this BoD (de Oliveira-Fernandes et al., 2009), also because the current ventilation standards in Europe provide different categories of comfort, not health, as the main criteria for designing ventilation requirements (EN 13779, 2007). HealthVent project was granted by the European Commission through the Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health 2008-2013 to develop the principles of such guidelines. This paper describes the results of this project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Indoor Air 2014
Number of pages3
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 Jul 201412 Jul 2014
Conference number: 13


Conference13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
LocationUniversity of Hong Kong
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Internet address


  • Ventilation
  • Health
  • Public buildings
  • Commercial buildings
  • Regulations


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