PhD - Eco-design and Heat of Buildings
Rachna Bhoonah has joined the Eco-design and Heat of Buildings team at Mines ParisTech for her PhD after a Masters in Renewable Energy at PSL University and a year as an eco-design consultant. The topic of her research is the life cycle assessment (LCA) of buildings, and, more precisely, health impacts related to indoor air quality (IAQ). There are several potentially toxic substances that are emitted from furniture, coatings or detergents to which we are exposed indoors. In order to reduce impacts on our health, it would be important to opt for less dangerous materials and design an optimal ventilation to evacuate pollutants. She is thus working on a decision-making aid that allows to consider IAQ when conducting LCA of buildings.