Energy Performance vs. Comfort and Health
In the last 15 years, a number of studies and legal and regulatory acts have been carried out that call for energy savings and offer multiple solutions to achieve them.
More recently, it has been seen that saving energy from all possible uses has generated significant drawbacks for users' comfort and health. Other studies and warnings followed to correct such issues, which are extremely costly for society as a result of medical treatments or lower productivity at the workplace.
A proof is provided by the newly proposed recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which tries to impose indoor air quality indicators, in addition to the common energy ones. Natural light, access to an outside landscape and urban noise are other issues that need solutions in the extended framework of energy retrofitting of buildings all over Europe. The 11th National AAECR conference represents a good opportunity to meet, discuss and find solutions for such problems that Romania still encounters.