Habitat Cluster Barcelona has starred in one of the sessions of the Rebuild congress held in Barcelona. Three partners, Green Building Management, Casals Ventilation and Eurofred, have set out their views on air quality in indoor spaces and have presented some case studies of the results achieved with their solutions and services.
We worry about what we eat or drink, but instead we don’t pay attention to the air we breathe, and it’s getting worse and worse. This was the starting point of the round table in which the three members of the cluster, specialists in air quality and building health, took part.
Miquel Estelrich, environmental consultant for Green Building Management, has focused its exposure on air quality. The data is not positive, because as 91% of the world's population has explained, it lives in places where air quality does not have the minimums recommended by the World Health Organization. And the trend is getting worse over time, causing many premature deaths and even generating a negative impact on GDP. "This scenario, combined with the fact that we spend 90% of our time indoors, means that we have to take air quality much more seriously and look for energy-efficient solutions to purify it".
For its part, Sunyer belt, commercial director of Casals Ventilació, has wanted to emphasize the importance of understanding that what we aspire to at a rate of 8,000 liters a day can be loaded with harmful and invisible substances in the form of suspended particles. By Sunyer "Fortunately the market is offering increasingly economical and sustainable solutions that create environments with air quality virtually at the operating room level". Solutions that, of course, also remove COVID-19 particles that are in the air and that are especially dangerous indoors.
Finally, Jose Valero, Product Manager ofEurofred, has presented different case studies of solutions adopted in critical environments, such as an office, a restaurant or the kitchen of a supermarket. In all of them he has shown with data that the solutions adopted have translated into "A dramatic improvement in indoor air quality, improving the well-being of employees and customers, eliminating odors, reducing layoffs and keeping out the potential contaminants that could damage the fresh food they work with".
The session, framed in the vertical Construcción 4.0 & Building, was led and moderated by the head of the cluster, Clara Santamaria, who took the opportunity to explain the benefits of being part of a non-profit organization such as HCB and that it was born to help companies in the habitat sector. .
About the Habitat Cluster Barcelona
The Habitat Clúster Barcelona is made up of a group of companies and organizations that work in the market environment of the inhabited sector and that come together to share resources and obtain more and better business opportunities. More than 50 companies are part of the Habitat Clúster Barcelona where they group more than 47,000 workers and with a combined turnover of 5,006 million euros.
Habitat Clúster Barcelona is a business association with legal personality and non-profit whose main objective is to promote and contribute to the competitiveness of the entire value chain of the inhabited sector in Catalonia.
The cluster works transversally with companies in the sector to innovate, help in the evolution of businesses and focus on shared strategic challenges. The cluster ensures the improvement of the competitiveness of the partners, encouraging the creation of synergies and contributing to economic and social development, promoting activities in the inhabited sector.