Future buildings

Model Home 2020 – an indoor environment with natural living conditions

This paper explores the Model Home 2020 project, six sustainable demo buildings across Europe, and how sustainable living can be achieved in an indoor environment that prioritises natural living conditions. It touches upon the aim to  recreate  the  nurturing  properties  of  an  outdoor experience without compromising  basic needs  for  heat  and  shelter. Findings from the post  occupancy  evaluations and monitoring  of  the model  homes  confirm  that access  to  more  daylight  and  fresh  air  has  a  positive impact on the inhabitants’ wellbeing and even a direct beneficial effect on asthma and allergies.

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