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Reducing occupant stress through improved indoor environmental quality and the use of renewable materials indoors

  • PROJECT CODE: BI-FI/20-22-003
  • PROJECT TITLE: Reducing occupant stress through improved indoor environmental quality and the use of renewable materials indoors
  • PROJECT LEADER: Michael David Burnard, PhD
  • PERIOD: 011.2020 – 31.10.2022
  • BUDGET: €3,000.00
  • FINANCED: ARRS
  • PARTNERS: InnoRenew CoE (Slovenia); Natural Resources Institute Finland (Finland)

This project will build a long-term collaborative relationship between both institutions based on mutual research objectives and complementary activities and expertise. Accordingly, project objectives are to transfer knowledge on the background and methodologies applied at each organisation to enhance ongoing research projects through mutual visits; extend each other’s network of collaborators on the topic; identify and investigate common and newly merged research questions through ongoing and future research projects; prepare at least two joint publications between the teams; and share project results beyond the academic sphere (i.e., disseminate findings to industry, architects, designers).

InnoRenew CoE project activities

This project focuses on enhancing current and future complementary research related to occupant stress and well-being in buildings. Researchers from each organization will visit the partner institute and maintain regular dialogue about ongoing work to identify strengths and weaknesses in each other’s work. This exchange will enhance each partners’ work with capabilities and knowledge from the other partner to achieve stronger research evidence that will help to guide building designers, managers and owners in space optimization to improve occupant well-being, especially through stress reduction. The main vehicle for these improvements is increasing and optimizing the use of visible wood indoors.