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4 questions à se poser avant de changer ses portes et fenêtres - Journal Le Guide de Cowansville. Lorsque l’on effectue des rénovations dans sa maison, il n’est pas rare de souhaiter tout changer, notamment les portes et les fenêtres, surtout si elles commencent à être usées et n’offrent plus leurs avantages d’autrefois.

4 questions à se poser avant de changer ses portes et fenêtres - Journal Le Guide de Cowansville

Or, bien que ce changement puisse être bénéfique, les changer représente un certain investissement, ce qui n’est pas à négliger. De plus, la panoplie de matériaux offrant chacun leurs avantages et inconvénients, il peut être ardu de s’y retrouver. Alors, voici 4 questions à se poser avant de changer ses portes et fenêtres. Pourquoi les changer? Est-ce pour améliorer l’isolation de sa maison, pour moderniser son décor? Quel modèle choisir? Il existe tellement de modèles et de types de portes, il est difficile de s’y retrouver!

Un modèle de portes et de fenêtres en PVC est, quant à lui, peu coûteux, résiste bien à l’humidité et est très économique dans le temps. Quels sont ses besoins et son budget? L’installation… par soi-même ou par un professionnel? Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer. Slow down, that used to be the mantra for middle age.

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

The dread half-century reached, fiftysomethings were expected to take up less challenging physical activities – if they were physical at all. A gentle stroll around the golf course, perhaps, rewarded with a gin and tonic at the 19th hole; or membership of the local bowling club, blazered crown green rather than 10-pin. Physical decline as the body aged was inevitable, something to be grumbled about, accepted and dealt with. That fundamental law has not changed, but the way we manage ageing has. Getting older need not mean getting weaker, at least not until the end is truly nigh. “Do not go gentle into that good night,” advises Dylan Thomas. It is not ageing that causes a decline in fitness; rather, that a decline in fitness causes ageing. To do this, he examines the lives of sportsmen and women whose fitness regime has allowed them to keep performing at the top level into their 30s.

IAQ, Green building, Sustainability, Operations. How do green buildings impact your thinking, sleep quality and health?

IAQ, Green building, Sustainability, Operations

You can soon find out for yourself. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University are recruiting 100 office buildings from around the world to be part of a new, first-of-its-kind study to examine the effects of global indoor environments on employee productivity and health. For the next three years, the research team will assess employee cognitive function performance – a key indicator of productivity – using a proven, standardized app-based process. Participants will get the 'ForHealth' kit from the Healthy Buildings team at Harvard that includes an environmental sensor for their desk and a wrist monitor to easily capture feedback on sleep and physical activity.

Our new three-part video series explores the health impacts of energy efficiency. In a new three-part video series, ACEEE explores how energy efficiency can improve people’s health.

Our new three-part video series explores the health impacts of energy efficiency

We hear the stories of homeowners in three states. To look at efficiency’s impact in rural areas, Part One takes us to McDowell County, West Virginia. In the southernmost tip of West Virginia, where the state’s poverty rates are highest, Brenda Kelsor struggles with chronic breathing problems. She has bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and her home — an old trailer — was only making matters worse. Benefits Internet of Things for buildings. By Terrence McManus By blending physical assets, sensors, and cloud based computation, the Internet of Things (IoT) vastly expands the reach of information technology for the buildings industry.

Benefits Internet of Things for buildings

The possibilities that arise from the ability to monitor and control things in the physical world electronically have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm. Why is the incorporation of IoT technologies into the built environment important? It’s because what is measured can then be streamlined, fixed or improved upon. Raw data points can be combined to create information and knowledge. Drivers Although the capabilities for IoT-enabled buildings have been around for many years, there are some current factors that have accelerated the adoption of these solutions. Awareness of IoT has not been lost on building owners and managers.

The most important ingredient to an IoT-enabled building is adding intelligence to capitalize on the data captured from sensors and other sources. UV light helping extend life of HVAC units. Poor indoor air quality in an office can stymie production.

UV light helping extend life of HVAC units

In a hospital setting, it can kill. So a growing number of medical centers are using the intensity of ultraviolet light – the same rays that can burn and permanently damage skin – to thwart pesky bacteria. For years, UV light has been used in health services facilities as part of their disinfection regimens to quickly kill any contaminants. Nowadays, the technology is incorporated into the coil systems of HVAC units to help prevent germs from becoming airborne. Over time, the moistness of an HVAC coil becomes a breeding grown for mold and bacteria. The buildup diminishes the coil’s pressure and ability to transfer heat from the air.