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Measures to Improve Health Performing of an Accommodation Building. A Study Case

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Tourism has been a promising activity in Portugal. There has been an increasing interest in the interior part of this country as a destination. At the same time, there is still a lack of accommodation buildings to follow this trend. Therefore, rehabilitating traditional buildings has been a wise option to deal with this problem. During the rehabilitation process, several challenges emerge because each building has its specification. Thus, this research focuses on the relevance of ventilation to guarantee an adequate healthy environmental habitat. A study case of an accommodation building in Lamego city, Portugal, is used to give more practicality to this topic. At the same time, a ventilation solution is presented as a measure of assuring proper adequate inner air and some future works about automatic control/predictions are delivered. The presented results may give guidance for future rehabilitation processes or may have to solve existing problems concerning this issue.

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This work was supported by the FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) through the project UIDB/04082/2020 (CMADE).

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Bentes, I., Pereira, S., Carla, T., Pinto, J. (2023). Measures to Improve Health Performing of an Accommodation Building. A Study Case. In: Cunha, A., M. Garcia, N., Marx Gómez, J., Pereira, S. (eds) Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. MobiHealth 2022. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 484. Springer, Cham.

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