Title: From Knowledge to Action: Giving birth to a new framework on IAQ related policies in EU
Citation: INDOOR AIR 2011 Conference vol. 1 p. Paper a824.3, pages 1-6
Publisher: The University of Texas at Austin
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC65092
URI: http://lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/2011/
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: various cross-cutting policy areas in Europe (i.e., Construction Products Directive, Energy Performance Building Directive, REACH legislation, etc), with a particular focus on the source control strategy. Recently, indoor air quality health effects in EU-27 have been evaluated in terms of DALYs on the basis of relevant indoor sources and exposures as well as on the impact of the reduction of the burden of disease by policy counteracting measures. That presumes a pragmatic attitude regarding the state of the art knowledge and its transfer to policy making. Such an experience is underway at the European Union level with developments that appear to be quite promising in what they promote a sound and holistic approach from source control to health based ventilation criteria definition. Relevant is the fact that public policies are not being successful in promoting a good ambient air what induces to a major pollution source indoors which along with the stringent requirement related to low carbon buildings result to increasing burden of health effects due to prolonged exposure indoors. This paper will summarize the current state of play in EU concerning actions and plans on both policy and scientific-technical levels envisaged at creating safer, healthier, energy efficient and sustainable buildings in Europe.
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