The Viva research park was founded in 2015 and became Europe´s largest research facility of its kind. Its main objective is to accurately measure and evaluate the impact of different construction materials to living comfort.
Find out more about the Viva Research Park project.
What we learnt from our long-term
Research shows that there are 3 important factors that must be considered to build a healthy house.
Thermal insulation first:
Good insulation ensures a balanced interior climate and increases the overall living comfort. An uninsulated building needs 2.5 times more energy in comparison to an insulated one. In other words, in an insulated building you only need 40% of the actual energy costs.
Thick walls serve as an energy regulator. Houses with high-quality breathable insulation and thick walls save energy and optimise short-term temperature fluctuations. The internal temperature will not be affected in winter or summer.
Interior values count:
Klima interior plasters with 20mm thickness make a significant contribution to regulating air humidity of interior walls and reduce the development of health-damaging organisms. People feel most comfortable with air humidity ranging between 40% - 60%.