of healthy living.
Everyone wants to feel good at home, to have a safe space where they can relax and recharge their batteries. Our home also needs to support our physical and mental health rather than hinder it.
Modern people spend up to 90% of time indoors. Indoor air quality is therefore of key importance for our well-being, health, and the quality of life. Air temperature, room surface temperature, airflow, and air humidity have a significant impact on indoor climate.
Read on to learn about all the factors that can effect a healthy indoor climate, and measures and materials that can considerably contribute to its improvement.
We want people to feel good in their houses.
Our Products are based on research in the Viva Park
Mag. Robert Schmid, founder of Viva Research Park Project
Factors that influence
our indoor climate.
Strong fluctuations in humidity and temperature, too little airborne ions, air currents and an increased amount of fine pollution particles can lead to damage of the respiratory tract, impaired lung function and cardiovascular diseases.
Moulds, bacteria, viruses, parasites and allergens in the air. Allergens come into play with house dust, mould spores, animal epithelia, building materials or plants. They can cause nose and eye inflammation, a runny nose and asthma.
Smells, solvents, formaldehyde, CO2, VOC and smoke. Unpleasant smells can come from furniture and floor finishes, drainpipes or from the outside. It can disturb personal well-being and even cause stress.
Issues of many
Modern buildings are often designed as low-energy or passive. That is why they are becoming more and more air-tight, providing optimal thermal protection and reducing the need for additional heating. This also partially prevents excessive heat gain in the summer, of course, when the sun protection of the windows is optimally realised.
In previous decades, summers have become hotter, resulting in unpleasantly overheated interiors, which cannot be cooled down by simple ventilation. Overheating is critical, especially if the construction is made entirely of lightweight assembled structures without the use of large building materials that can accumulate heat.
The most comfortable temperature is achieved when the average surface and air temperatures in the room are around 21 °C.
Ideally there should be a stable temperature in each room of the home: