Healthier homes to reduce mortality and morbidity rates in Europe
The new European project ‘BIMhealthy’, coordinated by UCAM, analyzes the behavior of BIM (Building Information Modeling) homes to prevent cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
Insufficient natural light, indoor air pollution, and excessive outdoor noise are breeding grounds for infectious and mental illnesses that can lead to irritability, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. Likewise, there are many studies that affirm that there is a positive correlation between the quality of housing and the health of its residents since an inappropriate physical and community environment increases the risk of suffering from psychological and mental problems. In turn, it even leads to higher mortality rates from all these causes.
Furthermore, the impossibility of maintaining an adequate temperature in the home or energy poverty has been related to high rates of mortality and morbidity, mainly due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
The tool will allow analyzing how to reduce to the maximum the existing risk factors from its design, micro-location, and construction, extending later to its use and maintenance, which also affect the health of its inhabitants.