Building health and indoor climate
We spend up to 80-90 per cent of our lives indoors. Therefore, it is crucial to focus on the impact of the constructed environment on human health and, according to the World Health Organisation, there is plenty of scope for improvement. Many harmful substances are released in new and renovated buildings. One solution might be voluntary material passports, which will increase the degree of transparency.
In the leading sustainable building certifications, indoor climate is an important factor, but there are differences in how the indoor climate is weighted in the certifications. You can read more about this on this theme page.
You can also read about the documented material health of Troldtekt’s acoustic panels – and take a look at sustainable buildings where Troldtekt contributes to well-being and a healthy indoor climate.
Thorough testing spotlights VOCs
Helene Klinke, Business Manager, Danish Technological Institute, explains why it is important to test building materials. Read more about VOCs here!
Materials passports can make building projects healthy
Voluntary material passports will significantly increase transparency, says Martha Lewis, Architect and Head of Materials, Henning Larsen Architects. Read more!
Choose carefully when certifying your building project
It is important to consider the specific aspects of the indoor climate you wish to document when choosing a scheme. Learn how to choose correctly!
How Troldtekt works for health and well-being
Troldtekt works to achieve selected UN world goals through thoroughly documented material health and traceability. Read how this is done in practice
Building Material Scout: Easy access to healthy and sustainable materials
Building Material Scout makes information about sustainable building materials easy to obtain through a digital platform. Read how Building Material Scout works
Better indoor environment with DGNB
According to CEO Dr. Christine Lemaitre, the goal of DGNB is to drive continual change. Read an interview with Dr. Christine Lemaitre here.
SundaHus: Data is the basis for material banks
Using the SundaHus database, the parties involved in a building project can make documented choices of sound materials. Read interview with CEO Lisa Elfström!
Inspiration for building health and indoor climate
A traditional concrete building in Berlin has been transformed into the world’s first Cradle to Cradle knowledge centre. C2C LAB has been renovated using healthy circular materials. These include several Troldtekt acoustic solutions on ceilings and walls.
Employees who thrive perform better. This is Eminent’s philosophy and also why its offices were designed to promote the well-being of users, making it the first WELL-certified office building in the Nordic region. Eminent is also Gold-certified by the Sweden Green Building Council.
With its new corporate headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, Alnatura, the expanding organic products company, has set new standards in contemporary corporate culture and sustainability. The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) has awarded the new headquarters its highest distinction: a Platinum rating.