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Inomhusmiljö i miljöcertifierade skolbyggnader: En jämförande studie av upplevd inomhusmiljö i två miljöcertifierade och två konventionella skolbyggnader
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this report was to find out if there were any differences in how the indoor environment was experienced in environmentally certified school buildings compared with similar conventional buildings. For that two certified school buildings, Vegaskolan in Vännäs and Hedlunda preschool in Umeå was compared with two conventional preschools in Umeå, Solbacken and Skattelden, in terms of how the indoor environment was experienced. This was done using a questionnaire and interviews. The results of the survey showed that Vegaskolan had the lowest percentage among the staff that was bothered by various environmental factors, while Hedlunda preschool had the largest share. Hedlunda also had the highest percentage amongst the staff with health problems. All four buildings surveyed, however, had smaller percentages who were disturbed by noise than preschools in general, and the environmentally certified buildings had an even lower percentage. If this is due to the certification is however difficult to say. Since there were more differences between the two certified buildings, it is difficult to draw general conclusions depending on the building type. Most of the differences showed in this study do not depend on the certification of the buildings, but of other causes. However the environmentally certified buildings are more complex than the conventional buildings, with more things that can go wrong. Therefore it requires more monitoring of the indoor environment after the building is put into use, as well as more information to operators and users in order to prevent adverse health effects, which seems to be the case at Hedlunda.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 14 p.
Keyword [en]
Indoor environment, Energy efficient houses, Passive houses, School buildings, Indoor air.
Keyword [sv]
Inomhusmiljö, Passivhus, Miljöcertifiering, Skolbyggnader
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119450OAI: diva2:921027
External cooperation
Nätverket för hållbart byggande och förvaltande i kallt klimat
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2016-04-19 Created: 2016-04-19 Last updated: 2016-04-19Bibliographically approved

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