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 2022

Since our first Healthy Homes Barometer in 2015, our ambition has been to work with accredited research partners to investigate the state of Europe’s housing stock. This year’s edition shines the spotlight on the buildings where we live and work and the need for renovation. 
With Europe standing on the cusp of a Renovation Wave that will tackle the climate crisis by decarbonising our building stock, policymakers have an opportunity to invest in extensive renovation. With the right focus, sustainable, resilient and energy-efficient buildings can improve the health and well-being of citizens throughout Europe. 
This year’s Healthy Homes Barometer aims to contribute to this important discussion with data on indoor climate, its impact on health and life satisfaction and the economic benefits of investing in healthy buildings. 

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