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Design and Operation of Constructions: A Healthy Living Environment-Parametric Studies and New Solutions

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Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Cadastre and Architecture, University of Oradea, 410058 Oradea, Romania
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Doctoral School, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 400114 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Department of Engineering and Management, Faculty of Management and Technological Engineering, University of Oradea, 410087 Oradea, Romania
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Sustainability 2019, 11(23), 6824; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11236824
Received: 13 November 2019 / Revised: 21 November 2019 / Accepted: 29 November 2019 / Published: 1 December 2019
The problem of the environment in the inhabited area, in particular of the hygienic-sanitary comfort, are current topics of concern for the builders. The interest of the authors meets the requirements of the tenant. In general, it seems that the cause of the hygienic-sanitary discomfort of the inhabited environment would be the faulty execution of the construction or an inconsistent architectural conception; the current paper presents several factors that cause this discomfort, the tenant being just one of them. The result of faulty operation/utilization of living spaces is inadmissible for those who live there, both materially and with repercussions on their health. Additionally, this paper demonstrates the deficiency of the existing energy performance certificate. The results of our research offer real solutions in eliminating, solving, and correcting the hygienic-sanitary discomfort of the environment inside the buildings; this can be achieved by designing, executing and operating spaces correctly, adequately and optimally, ensuring a healthy environment. The authors propose to improve the norms of protection of the built environment, by modifying the related energy performance legislation/certificate; moreover, new and real practical solutions have been suggested by the authors for the prevention and remediation of hygienic-sanitary discomfort. View Full-Text
Keywords: living environment; dampness; hygienic-sanitary comfort; public health; energy performance certificate living environment; dampness; hygienic-sanitary comfort; public health; energy performance certificate
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Bungău, C.C.; Prada, I.F.; Prada, M.; Bungău, C. Design and Operation of Constructions: A Healthy Living Environment-Parametric Studies and New Solutions. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6824.

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