Healthy Homes Barometer 

The Healthy Homes Barometer is an annual research-based report that takes the pulse of Europe's building stock. Since 2015, the reports have highlighted the importance of improving buildings to address health and climate concerns across populations.

Individuals, societies and the planet can all benefit from better buildings. UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 focuses on Sustainable Cities and Communities, and the Healthy Homes Barometers demonstrate how such buildings can help in achieving this goal.

The majority of the world’s population lives in buildings in cities and their suburbs, and Europe is no exception. Europe’s buildings are, on average, old, inefficient, and not particularly healthy. The Healthy Homes Barometers examine different types of buildings and their deficiencies in a range of settings to establish how to best target renovation efforts and improve building legislation. The ultimate goal is to boost the renovation rate and reap the rewards of a healthy, efficient building stock. The payoff is better indoor climates that safeguard the health of individuals exposed to them, plus improved energy efficiency and thereby a minimal impact on the climate.

Healthy Homes Barometer - Special Edition (UK Version)


Ensuring the Green Recovery post-Covid 19 with sustainable buildings

This Special Edition of our annual Healthy Homes Barometer is dedicated to exploring the role of homes, schools, and office buildings in the Green Recovery.  Our planned research in new topics for the 2020 Barometer was halted by Covid-19 like many other activities. Instead, we decided to compile relevant facts and insights from the last three years, which we hope may serve as inspiration for a renewed focus on healthy and climate-friendly buildings in the light of efficient means for fast and green recovery.

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