Design of Healthy, Comfortable, and Energy-Efficient Buildings

  • Claude-Alain Roulet
  • Philomena M. Bluyssen
  • Birgit Müller
  • Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 56)


The HOPE European research project aimed to look at a possible relationship between the energy performance of a building and the well-being (health and comfort) of their occupants. An interdisciplinary survey resulted in guidelines to increase the number of energy-efficient buildings that are at the same time healthy and comfortable. These guidelines are presented, together with experimental evidence for their reliability.


Thermal Comfort Heat Recovery Office Building Natural Ventilation Green Building 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude-Alain Roulet
    • 1
  • Philomena M. Bluyssen
    • 2
  • Birgit Müller
    • 3
  • Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes
    • 4
  1. 1.LESO-PB, École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.TNO Environment and GeosciencesDelftNetherlands
  3. 3.Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.IDMEC-FEUP, Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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