Public Health Engineering for the Built Environment: Completing Sustainability

J.E.M.H. Bronswijk, van, L.G.H. Koren, C.E.E. Pernot, A.A.M. Vliet, van, E.M.A.L. Rameckers

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Abstract

Good health is a prerequisite for sustainable development. From ancient times on environments are built with the good of man in mind, especially to extend his vital life span. At first most building could be considered as public health engineering. Built environments, however, always posed new risks that decreased sustainability of society. Recently, aging of society has produced peoples that are more susceptible to environmental influences. This asks for new building concepts and for a better tuning to individual needs and ambitions, leaving the consumer at all times master of technology. For the first time in history products and services may be designed and mass-produced that are both cheap and tailored to individual health and environmental needs, making a completion of sustainability of society possible. Developing concepts for health supportive dwellings, adapting present dwelling to individualization, constructing information tools and decision-support tools for consumers, professionals and policy makers, are all roads to increased sustainability. It is the aim of public health engineering for the built environment (PheBe) to travel these roads.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the symposium 'Beyond Sustainability 2000', Eindhoven, September 2000
EditorsP.A. Erkelens, S. Jonge, de, A.A.M. Vliet, van
Place of PublicationEindhoven, Netherlands
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)90-8614-113-9
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Eventconference; Beyond sustainable building : balancing between best practice and utopian concepts; 2000-09-28; 2000-09-29 -
Duration: 28 Sep 200029 Sep 2000

Conference

Conferenceconference; Beyond sustainable building : balancing between best practice and utopian concepts; 2000-09-28; 2000-09-29
Period28/09/0029/09/00
OtherBeyond sustainable building : balancing between best practice and utopian concepts

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