15 November 2022, Webinar – Dumb buildings with smart users? Linking building performance & human well being
15:30 Europe/Brussels

The transition to climate neutrality has a large impact on the job of building and HVAC designers, manufacturers, installers, investors, etc. Renovating our building stock to make it more energy efficient is a huge task. Both research and practice prove that users have an important impact on this performance. Human-building interactions, like window opening, thermostat and solar shading usage, affect the performance of the building and HVAC systems. However, achieving climate neutrality is not only about the performance of (dumb) buildings, but also about promoting comfort and wellbeing of (smart) users.

This webinar aimed to link building performance to human wellbeing. We introduced you into cognitive buildings, let you rethink comfort and showed how you can include user satisfaction.

This webinar was organized by INIVE with the support of the international Active House Alliance,  and the venticool platform, and in cooperation with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre.

Programme (Brussels time)

  • 15:30 | Welcome & Introduction to venticool/AIVC - Active House,
  • 15:40 | Rethinking comfort within human-building resilience, Marcel Schweiker, Universitätsklinikum Aachen, Germany  | Slides, Recordings
  • 15:55 | Cognitive buildings & active houses, Marco Imperadori, Politecnico di Milano, Italy  | Slides, Recordings
  • 16:10 | An occupant voting system for continuous feedback, Donya Sheikh Khan, Ramboll, Denmark  | Slides, Recordings
  • 16:25 | Active House Comfort score, Bas Hasselaar, DGMR, Netherlands  | Slides, Recordings
  • 16:40 | Questions and answers  | Recordings
  • 16:50 | End of the webinar

For further information please scroll down to download the flyer & slides and view the recordings.