Healthy Building Movement

The Healthy Building Movement (HBM) is an EU-funded Interreg project with the aim of promoting healthy building in practice. To this end, the WFMG is working closely with nine partners from Germany and the Netherlands. It is being carried out as part of the Interreg VI A programme Germany-Nederland and is being funded with 2.7 million euros by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the provinces of Limburg and Noord-Brabant. HBM follows on from the previous Healthy Building Network project, which aimed to raise awareness of healthy building in the region, build up knowledge across borders and share it in a growing network. The current project runs until the end of 2026.

The project partners are the municipality of Venlo (lead partner), the economic development agencies of Krefeld, Viersen and Mönchengladbach, Maastricht University, Eindhoven University of Technology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, ResScore GmbH, C2C Expo LAB and Bluehub B.V. We bring supply and demand together and show how even small changes to existing buildings can contribute to the health of a building and its users. But we also provide advice and support in all phases of new construction projects and connect you with the right partners.

Focus in the Healthy Building Movement project:

  • Research and evaluation
    • Research into the effects of healthy buildings on people’s well-being and performance.
    • Focus: office buildings, (home) offices and schools. For more healthy living and a healthy workplace.
  • Innovation and development
    • Development of a “Healthscore” to assess the health of buildings.
    • Promoting sustainable innovation through the development of healthy (building) materials.
    • Stimulating innovation through living labs, expert tools and brainstorming sessions.
  • Market development and legal framework
    • Merging supply and demand in the construction sector.
    • Increasing market demand for healthy building products.
    • Removing existing barriers and improving the (legal) framework for healthy buildings.
  • Healthy (re)construction projects
    • Support and monitoring of healthy (re)construction projects.
    • Sustainable transformation into a model region for healthy and sustainable construction

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