Project Healthy Indoor Environment (HIE)

On average, people spend 70% of their time in their own homes. (source: RIVM) Good air quality, also in rental properties, is therefore very important. The ‘Healthy Indoor Environment’ project maps out the problems experienced by those involved and the methods already in place to realise healthy indoor environments in rental homes. The existing knowledge and experience from Belgian and Dutch Limburg is exchanged and bundled. Through info graphics and training, the results are shared and passed on.

Project framework

  • Target group: tenants and landlords in Dutch and Belgian Limburg
  • Duration: 17 September 2018 – 30 June 2019

Focus of the project

The project ‘Healthy Indoor Environment’ leads to

  • more insight into the problems experienced by both tenants and landlords in the field of healthy living
  • knowledge about the informative value of existing materials and methods, whether they stimulate behavioural change and whether they are feasible.

The results are shared with all stakeholders and used to improve the quality of the indoor environment of rental housing.


Within the project, targeted research is being conducted among tenants, landlords and other parties involved in the quality of social housing. This provides insight into the problems experienced by these parties in the field of healthy living. In addition, existing materials and methods for healthy living will be tested for informative value, incentives for behavioural change and feasibility. The target group survey is carried out in 3 regions in Belgian and Dutch Limburg. The insights are used to develop more targeted awareness materials and methods that reach the target group and actually stimulate behavioural change.


During a concluding conference, the results of the project will be discussed with all actors working on social housing, interior housing and the environment from Belgian and Dutch Limburg. During this conference, these actors are also offered training on behavioural change in order to get to work with it in practice.

To make the results accessible to everyone, they are visually presented using one or more info graphics. Furthermore, the results (evaluation of existing materials, needs and determinants) will be compiled in a report.

The insights gained can be used by stakeholders, such as municipalities and housing associations, in future policy implementation and policy preparation with regard to the preventive policy Environmental Health Care.



Slot congres HIE

June 20, 2019


March 8, 2019

Workshops on Healthy Indoor Environment