Other key 2016 findings are:
- A healthy Europe requires healthy homes
- Home wellbeing and energy saving are what drives renovation
- A healthy home is a happy home
- Europeans tend to overlook the importance of daylight
- Authorities, industry and private individuals need to work together to make healthier homes a reality
Commissioned by the VELUX Group, the Healthy Homes Barometer 2016 was conducted across 14 European countries by the research institute Wilke A/S and with guidance by Professor Bernd Wegener, Humboldt University, Berlin.
"The Healthy Homes Barometer is a unique endeavour. It is the first ever attempt to explore residents’ health and wellbeing in Europe. It also aims at recording what, if anything, people do to improve the health conditions in their homes or what keeps them from acting correspondingly."
The survey monitors trends and reveals new perspectives on healthy and energy efficient buildings.