M. G.L.C. Loomans, P. M. Bluyssen
Bibliographic info:
Healthy Buildings 2003 - Proceedings 7th International Conference (7th-11th December 2003) - National University of Singapore - Vol. 3, pp 446-451, 2 Fig., 12 Ref.

Within the European funded project PeBBu (Performance-Based Building), a state-of-the-artreport on the performance-based building (PBB) approach with focus on healthy buildings isprepared. It deals with methods, guidelines, protocols and tools to design, evaluate andmeasure the health status of buildings or designs for buildings. The health of buildings in thiscontext relates to air quality, ventilation, thermal comfort, noise and visual comfort.After an introduction into PBB, this paper summarizes the state-of-the-art with respect toperformance and healthy buildings. An important part of this summary is devoted to thedefinition of PBB and to the procedure that has been developed to gather the information.Based on the information gathered thus far, the main conclusion is that the PBB approachalready has a firm basis in the building process, but that some specific aspects are lacking thatcurrently impede the further integration of PBB in the total building process. Indoorenvironmental attributes appear specifically suited for the PBB approach.