Today we spend 90% of our time indoors. How we experience our indoor environment in buildings is therefore very important for our well-being. RISE works with investigations of indoor environment problems in the field, preventive work in the construction phase as moisture experts and with research and education in the field of indoor environment.
A good indoor environment is a basic requirement for a building whose purpose is to protect people from external influences and create a good and healthy environment to live and work in. In order to have a good indoor environment, you need to take into account, among other things, air quality, moisture security, air tightness, thermal comfort, radon presence and sound acoustics and light environment. RISE conducts research and education in each sub-area and conducts investigations in fields in existing buildings and also preventative measures early in the construction process.
Indoor environmental problems - when someone associates health problems or discomfort with staying in a room - is a recurring problem in buildings and can have a variety of causes, building-related as well as mental. Regardless, indoor environment problems cause extensive damage, both personal and financial. Building related problems can be moisture, material emissions, sound, thermal comfort and so on.
To prevent indoor environment problems, quality assurance through P-labeling of the indoor environment throughout the building and the construction process is a common assignment that RISE performs. This includes quality assurance of the entire process - from planning to management. One of the areas included in preventive measures is air tightness, air leak detection and thermography in the climate shell, in which RISE also educates diplomatic air tightness testers.
RISE is also working to investigate indoor environment problems in existing buildings. RISE has expertise in all areas affected by investigations of building-related problems, such as microbiological, chemical and allergen analyzes.