Healthy Homes Barometer: 84 million Europeans live in damp or mouldy dwellings

November 21, 2017


The 2017 Healthy Homes Barometer offers new evidence on how homes affect our health. The study was presented by Velux at the Healthy Homes days in Brussels. Below are some of the key numbers highlighted by the report:

“Dampness is one of the main defects in buildings across Europe, primarily caused by inadequate building structures and residents’ lack of attention to sufficient ventilation,”
says Prof. Dr. Gunnar Grün, head of department for energy efficiency and indoor climate at Fraunhofer IBP.

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