COP 21 Paris Agreement
Sustainable Development Goals
EU Climate and Energy Targets for 2030.

There is a global trend towards sustainable buildings

Buildings are key in fighting climate change

Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and nearly 36% of CO2 emissions.

in Europe and globally, public and private actors are committing to act and making buildings more sustainable

And there is knowledge, expertise and technological advancement to sustain this commitment.

In Europe, we spend 90% of our time lives indoors.

Buildings we live, work and spend our leisure time affect our health, wellbeing, ability to work and be creative

This is true for homes, offices, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, sport facilities, universities and all other buildings.

Many people live in unhealthy homes and work in unhealthy and unproductive offices

2.2 million Europeans live with asthma as a result of their living conditions.

the cost to European societies of asthma and chronic ­obstructive pulmonary disease is €82 billion per year.

Indoor temperature, light, air and noise impact us daily and, in some cases, have long term consequences on our health

Mental health effects, cardiovascular diseases, lung cancer, asthma related respiratory issues, obesity and productivity loss are some of the possible effects of unhealthy buildings.

Appropriate temperature is vital for people who spend long periods of time in both homes and non-residential buildings

Workplace performance can be reduced up to 10% when it is too hot (30C) or too cold (15C), compared to the normal temperature (21-23C).

Twice as many Europeans report poor health when they are unable to keep their dwelling at a comfortable temperature in the winter.

Light is essential to our performance at work, emotional wellbeing and it regulates sleeping patterns

Human-centric lighting can enhance our cognitive performance, health and comfort. Plus it can improve our mood, by energizing or relaxing us depending on time of day and regulate the sleep-wake cycle of our brain is used for vision. 87% of sensory info is from light. 33% of adults report dissatisfaction with sleep on a weekly basis.

Every day we take roughly 20,000 breaths. Poor air circulation may result in sneezing and coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, headache, nausea, dizziness and irritation of the throat, eyes, nose and skin

101% increase in cognitive scores for workers in a green, well-ventilated office.

People living in damp or wet buildings are 40% more likely to have asthma and other diseases.

Monotonous background noise, echoey spaces,and sudden loud sounds can result in loss of concentration discomfort, frustration, distress and irritation

66% fall in staff performance as a result of distracting noises.

In the EU, more than 100 million citizens are affected by noise levels above 55 dB Lden (a threshold at which negative effects on human health can be observed).

It is time to put people at the center of building design, operation and renovation

We call this approach

is an initiative formed by civil society, health organisations, Companies and businesses to elevate the focus on people

We work with partners

We promote people-centric buildings: healthy and sustainable

Join us and our partners to ensure that european citizens live and work in healthy ans sustainable spaces