The average person spends 80 to 90% of his time indoors. At home, but also in the office or school, in shops, hospitals, nursing homes and so on. Because of this, it is of the utmost importance that the indoor environment in our buildings is of such quality that building users feel healthy and comfortable. Which in turn also has positive effects on productivity.
bba binnenmilieu specializes in the indoor thermal climate, indoor air quality and light.
For an important part the indoor thermal climate contributes for to our comfort experience in buildings. When the thermal indoor climate is comfortable, complaints about heat or cold are the result. Examples are too high or too low temperatures, varying temperatures, drafts, cold radiation or hot or cold feet.
In the short term, complaints with regard to the indoor thermal climate can affect the health and well-being of building users. The complaints could be headaches, fatigue, dizziness and deterioration of motor skills.
A prolonged uncomfortable hot or cold environment can also lead to a greater tendency to express complaints about other aspects of the indoor environment (such as air quality or noise).
Complaints about thermal discomfort can be caused by the absence of outside sun protection, low heat accumulation of the construction or insufficient cooling capacity.