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Joelle Goyette Pernot

Joelle Goyette Pernot
Haute école d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Fribourg · Architecture

PhD Geography

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January 2009 - October 2015
Haute école d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Fribourg
Position
  • Déléguée radon de l'Office fédéral de la santé public pour la Suisse romande

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Publications (13)
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Humanitarian tents provide emergency shelter for people displaced by conflict and disaster in diverse climatic conditions. This article compares the thermal performance of two standard humanitarian tents – the Standard Family Tent (SFT) and the Geodesic Family Tent (GFT). The SFT is the most widely used humanitarian shelter, while the GFT was recen...
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Radon is a natural and radioactive gas that can accumulate in indoor environments. Indoor radon concentration (IRC) is influenced, among other factors, by meteorology, which is the subject of this paper. Weather parameters impact indoor radon levels and have already been investigated, but rarely in Switzerland. Moreover, there is a strong need for...
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Radon is a natural radioactive gas that may cumulate in indoor environments. The impacts of weather events on indoor radon concentration had been explored in different places around the world but only marginally in Switzerland. Using basic statistical analysis, this study investigates different meteorological parameters’ influence on indoor radon c...
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The presence of growing fungi in the indoor environment has been associated with the development of respiratory problems such as asthma or allergic rhinitis, as well as the worsening of respiratory pathologies. Their proliferation indoors could be a result of water leakage or inadequate ventilation. Although the factors promoting mould growth have...
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Exposure to elevated levels of certain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in households has been linked to deleterious health effects. This study presents the first large‐scale investigation of VOC levels in 169 energy‐efficient dwellings in Switzerland. Through a combination of physical measurements and questionnaire surveys, we investigated the in...
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As part of more stringent energy targets in Switzerland, we witness the appearance of new green-certified dwellings while many existing dwellings have undergone energy efficiency measures. These measures have led to reduced energy consumption, but rarely consider their impact on indoor air quality. Consequently, such energy renovation actions can l...
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We performed the first large-scale investigation of indoor air quality (IAQ), energy and occupant behavior and satisfaction, in 650 energy-efficient dwellings in western Switzerland. The investigation included comparative assessment of 217 green-certified Minergie (M) and 433 energy-renovated (R) dwellings. Data were collected through a combination...
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So called “multishading masks” are obtained by combining together several shading masks computed for a series of sample points uniformly distributed over the open space under study. By superimposing these “multishading masks” with common sun-path diagrams, it is possible to assess which area fraction of an open space is exposed to sunlight during t...
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Highly allergenic ragweed pollen is released into the air in large quantities at the end of every summer in and around Montreal. More than 19% of the city's population experiences hay fever (DSP-Montreal Center, 2000). The aim of this study is to obtain a deeper insight into the manner in which a North American urban area may influence the dispersa...
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In order to enhance quality of life in cities, comfort should be considered as an important issue when designing open spaces. Until now, only few methods addressing this issue about how people "feel" open spaces are available to architects and urban-planners, however. Thus, this study aims at developing and testing a "quick assessment" tool regardi...
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Method • This project provides, in compliance with current EU objectives which are to improve quality of life and revitalize city centres, an integrated study of the urban open spaces, as well as their thermal, visual and acoustic comfort conditions. Field surveys were carried out in 10 different cities across Europe during the four seasons of year...
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This study assesses the manner in which a North American urban area influences and modifies the dispersal of a regional pollen cloud and its concentration. Two different approaches are compared, one using classical statistics, the other employing modelling techniques. The passage of fronts that often increases the occurrence of regional-scale polle...
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Les allergies respiratoires ne cessent d’augmenter partout dans le monde au même titre que les coûts associés, touchant une part de plus en plus grande de la population. Le pollen de l’Ambroisie est une des sources potentielles, reconnue pour ses propriétés fortement allergisantes. Caractérisé par des émissions de celui-ci dans l’air extrêmement ab...

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We performed the first large-scale investigation of indoor air quality (IAQ), energy and occupant behavior and satisfaction, in 650 energy-efficient dwellings in western Switzerland. The investigation included comparative assessment of 217 green-certified Minergie (M) and 433 energy-renovated (R) dwellings. Data were collected through a combination of questionnaire survey of building characteristics and occupancy symptoms/satisfaction, as well as field measurements of radon, total volatile organic compounds (TVOC), formaldehyde and fungi.