2019 - Healthy Buildings Day
"Future Living" by Suzanne Deoux
Doctor of Medicine, Associate Honorary Lecturer
University of Angers
Presentation from the VELUX Healthy Buildings Day that took place in Paris on 10 October 2019. For more information please visit https://www.velux.com/veluxdaysinparis
Suzanne Déoux is a Doctor of Medicine, an Associate honorary lecturer at the University of Angers, the brains behind the RISEB Masters in health risks in built environments, and the Founder of MEDIECO and of Health engineering in the built and urban environment. Chairwoman of the Bâtiment Santé Plus (Health+ buildings) association, she initiated the Défis Bâtiment Santé (The health-related challenges of buildings) colloquium. Suzanne Déoux has developed an overall approach to environmental health over the last 3 decades and more, focusing on the interaction between Buildings & Health. She has published a few reference works: L’écologie, c’est la santé (Ecology means health) (1993), Habitat Qualité Santé (Quality Healthy Housing) (1997), Le Guide de l’habitat sain (The guide to healthy housing) (2002, 2004), and Bâtir pour la santé des enfants (Construction techniques designed to maintain the health of our kids) (2010) and more recently for the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), Le Guide Grand Air (A guide to quality indoor air) (2016), and Choisir des fournitures scolaires sans risques pour la santé (Selecting risk-free school supplies to protect health) (2019). She has spoken at many training sessions organised by various firms in the construction and health sectors. She is involved in several assignments as part of her project management and contracting assistance services, aiming to ensure that health is better incorporated in urban construction and planning. She supports industrial firms with the process of defining the sanitary profiles of traditional construction products and equipment, as well as biosourced, geosourced, recycled sourced and re-used materials. Building operators seek out her expertise when diagnosing and managing indoor air quality problems, electromagnetic exposure problems, etc.