Healthy Housing 2016 Conference

This collection includes 59 individual papers as well as the collected conference proceedings for Healthy Housing 2016: 7th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings conference held at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane 20 - 24 November 2016. The topics covered include: sustainable design and construction; indoor environment, neighbourhood planning; modelling, simulation and post-occupancy evaluation; building information and management; valuation, marketing and finance.

Healthy Housing 2016 Conference

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

It is important to translate healthy housing research into real-time action steps that people can take to improve their indoor environment. The Healthy Homes Partnership does this by uniting the efforts of Cooperative Extension professionals at eight universities in the United States. Cooperative Extension is...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Methamphetamine contamination has the potential to be present in residential and commercial buildings as a result of illicit manufacture and drug use, in particular smoking. The illicit manufacture of methamphetamine and the smoking of methamphetamine results in the generation and deposition of drug aerosols/residues on...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

The share of prefabricated modular residential buildings in the Australian construction market is growing mainly because they are quicker to erect on-site than traditional construction, and often cheaper; but how about their carbon footprint and more particularly their thermal performance? To bring some light on...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – In order to achieve low energy housing, it is important to quantitatively and comprehensively determine the effectiveness of energy saving technologies and to evaluate the energy conservation performance of an entire house. Low Energy Housing with Validated Effectiveness (LEHVE) is one...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Problem - There is little evidence that over the past 20 years real estate agents in Australia are taking initiative in promoting sustainability features in the property purchase selection phase. Methodology/Approach - Residential real estate agents are selected as they are the conduit of information...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - New detached houses have been getting larger in New Zealand for several decades. Large houses require more materials to build, and have greater ongoing energy costs than smaller houses built to the same standard. The purpose of this work was to...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The study investigates relationships of winter indoor relative humidity and R-value of building envelope of the Auckland houses.

Methodology / Approach – Field study of indoor micro climatic conditions. Air temperatures and relative humidity adjacent to floors and ceilings of...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose - It is rather easy to control thermal air conditions in narrow-air tight living spaces. However, it is not so easy to keep good air quality in the spaces. Indoor air condition is especially important to keep the health condition of the people. We...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context. The purpose of this paper is to present data and discussion on a critical review of a sample of multi-storey and mixed use residential buildings in the subtropical city of Brisbane in order to understand how contemporary buildings are achieving local authority...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - This paper will examine the predicted energy consumption (MJ/m2) of a resi-dential house made of rammed earth in sub-tropical, tropical and temperate climates of Australia using design data of the building fabric and glazing. Methodology - To improve energy performance of...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The purpose of this study was to develop a prevention strategy against fungal attack in any residential building, which had been previously proposed and applied to conserve cultural assets using a fungal index. The strategy consisted of four stages: current status...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Heat intolerance is a major medical problem affecting people with multiple sclerosis (MS). When their core body temperatures increase people with MS experience significantly increased symptoms which greatly reduces their capacity to participate in social, household and work activities, as well as increasing their need...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – The purpose of our work is to investigate: a) the sensor responses of the two different low-cost PM sensors to concrete dust and indoor environment and activities; b) the evalua-tion of the measuring performance of two low-cost PM sensors and their...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Many developed countries experience late afternoon or evening electricity peaks. In summer peak demand regions, these peaks are most likely the results of residential air conditioning demand. Methodology / Approach - This research is to investigate the air conditioning peak demand...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Introduction: There have been several studies on the effect of housing environment on children’s health. In particular, health concerns stemming from children’s lack of physical activity and lower body temperature are becoming an issue in Japan. Because children have a larger body surface area-to-weight ratio...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Indoor airborne bioaerosol, which has an outdoor origin, plays an important role in determining the exposure of humans to bioaerosol, since people spend most of their time indoors. However, there are few studies focusing on the indoor bioaerosols that are generated...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The aim of this study is to clarify an estimation method of humidification for infection control in residences. In Japan indoor humidity is very low in winter especially in recent insulated houses without unvented stoves. Dwellers know that it is necessary...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

In Australia, residential buildings accounted for about 20-30% of the total electricity consumption and 30-50% of the total peak demand. The residential sector is considered as one of the fastest growing GHG emission sources and considered as the ‘lowest hanging fruit’ for carbon mitigation. It...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Rural heating design temperature is closely related to building thermal perfor-mance design, indoor plain layout and energy consumption. Methodology / Approach - Focus on residential behavior pattern, this paper studied the rural heat-ing design temperature based on the site research. Results...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Cool coating is a passive technique for reducing the solar heat gain and cooling energy consumption of buildings. However the radiation properties (i.e., solar reflectance and thermal emittance) of cool coating would be changed, usually adversely, during its ageing process, and...