SEEH Build

ERA-Can Twinning Programme

Sustainable Energy Efficient Healthy Buildings (SEEH Build)

The following is a database of open source information related to the use of Eco-materials to improve Indoor Environment Quality in low energy buildings. This is a joint initiative between the University of Manitoba's Alternative Village and the University of Bath Centre in Innovative Construction Materials. The information contained in the database has been prepared by participants in an inaugural workshop held June 7-8 at the University of Bath.

The aim of the ERA-Can Twinning Programme workshop is to establish the basis for longer-term collaboration in the areas of innovation sustainable construction materials and building health research between partners in the EU and Canada through agenda setting, awareness raising and networking activities.

 COLLECTION OF OPEN SOURCE INFORMATION

  1. COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2010/31/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 19 MAY 2010 ON THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS,  2010/31/EU, European Parliament.
  2. EUROPE'S BUILDINGS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE. A COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY REVIEW OF THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS. Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE). Economidou, M., Atanasiu, B., Despret, C., Maio, J., Nolte, I., & Rapf, O. (2011).
  3. EFFICIENT HOMES. NHBC FOUNDATION RESEARCH REVIEW NF18. INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN HIGHLY ENERGY  Crump, D., Dengel, A., Swainson, M. (2009).  IHS BRE Press. ISBN 978 1 84806 104 0.
  4. METHODS TO DETERMINE WHOLE BUILDING HYGROTHERMAL PERFORMANCE OF HEMP–LIME BUILDINGS. Barclay, M., Holcroft, N., & Shea, A. D. (2014). Building and Environment, 80, 204-212.
  5. EVALUATION OF THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF AN INNOVATIVE PREFABRICATED NATURAL PLANT FIBRE BUILDING SYSTEM. Shea, A., Wall, K., & Walker, P. (2012). Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 0143624412450023.
  6. SORPTION BEHAVIOUR OF LIME-HEMP CONCRETE AND ITS RELATION TO INDOOR COMFORT AND ENERGY DEMAND. Evrard, A. (2006, September). In Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland.
  7. INFLUENCE OF KIND AND ADDED TIMING OF ORGANIC ADMIXTURE ON THE COMPOSITION, STRUCTURE AND PROPERTY OF FRESH CEMENT PASTE.Uchikawa, H., Sawaki, D., & Hanehara, S. (1995).  Cement and Concrete Research, 25(2), 353-364.
  8. CRITERIA FOR HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HUMIDITY IN OCCUPIED BUILDINGS. Sterling, E. M., Arundel, A., and Sterling, T. D. (1985). ASHRAE transactions, 91(1B), 611-622.
  9. IMPACT OF TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY ON THE PERCEPTION OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY. Fang, L., Clausen, G., & Fanger, P. O. (1998). Indoor air, 8(2), 80-90.
  10. UPPER LIMITS OF AIR HUMIDITY FOR PREVENTING WARM RESPIRATORY DISCOMFORT. Toftum, J., Jørgensen, A. S., & Fanger, P. O. (1998).Energy and Buildings, 28(1), 15-23.
  11. THE MOISTURE BUFFERING CAPACITY OF UNFIRED CLAY MASONRY.McGregor, F., Heath, A., Shea, A., & Lawrence, M. (2014).  Building and Environment, 82, 599-607
  12. STUDY OF MOISTURE IN BUILDINGS FOR HOT HUMID CLIMATES. Lucas, F., Adelard, L., Garde, F., & Boyer, H. (2002). Energy and Buildings, 34(4), 345-355.
  13. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF INTERIOR MOISTURE BUFFERING BY ENCLOSURES. Janssen, H and Roels, S (2009).  Energy and Buildings, 41(4), 382-394.
  14. THE EFFECT OF COMBINING A RELATIVE HUMIDITY SENSITIVE VENTILATION SYSTEM WITH THE MOISTURE BUFFERING CAPACITY OF MATERIALS ON INDOOR CLIMATE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF BUILDINGS.Woloszyn, M., Kalamees, T., Olivier Abadie, M., Steeman, M. and Sasic Kalagasidis, A. (2009)  Building and Environment, 44, 515–524.
  15. MOISTURE BUFFERING CAPACITY OF HYGROSCOPIC BUILDING MATERALS EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES AND ENERGY IMPACT. Osanyintola, O., Simonson, C.,(2006) Energy and Buildings, 38, 1270-1282.
  16. HYGROTHERMAL ANALYSIS OF A STABILISED RAMMED EARTH TEST BUILDING IN THE UK.Allinson, D., & Hall, M. (2010). Energy and Buildings, 42(6), 845-852.
  17. A THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROPERTY DATABASE FOR COMMON BUILDING AND INSULATION MATERIALS. Kumaran, M. K. (2006). ASHRAE transactions, 112(2).
  18. USE OF PLANT AGGREGATES IN BUILDING ECOMATERIALS. Magniont, C., Escadeillas, G., Coutand, M., & Oms-Multon, C. (2012). European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, 16(sup1), s17-s33.
  19. PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL AND SURFACE PROPERTIES OF WHEAT HUSK, RYE HUSK AND SOFT WOOD AND THEIR POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITES. Bledzki, A. K., Mamun, A. A., & Volk, J. (2010). Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41(4), 480-488.