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Silvia Vilcekova     University Educator/Researcher 
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Silvia Vilcekova published an article in October 2018.
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Adriana Eštoková

14 shared publications

Technical University of Košice, Slovakia Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Košice, Slovakia

Eva Krídlová Burdová

9 shared publications

Institute of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Kosice, Vysokoskolska 4, 042 00 Kosice, Slovakia

Jozef Kisel’Ák

9 shared publications

Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Jesenná 5, 04001 Košice, Slovakia

Anna Sedlakova

6 shared publications

Institute of Architectural Engineering

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Interlinked Sustainability Aspects of Low-Rise Residential Family House Development in Slovakia Silvia Vilčeková, Iveta Selecká, Eva Krídlová Burdová, Ľudmi... Published: 31 October 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10113966
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This paper compares the sustainability aspects of three family houses according to the Slovak building environmental assessment system (BEAS). Various categories of family houses were evaluated, including site selection, project planning, building construction, indoor environment, energy performance, and water and waste management. Based on the results, Family Houses 3 and 2 are certified as BEAS SILVER, with scores of 2.46 and 2.01, respectively. Family House 1 is certified as BEAS BRONZE, with an overall score of 1.44. The results show, not only the importance of the site in terms of availability, connectivity to the network and the potential to use renewable energy sources, but also the importance of the design and construction of the building, including the application of environmentally friendly building materials, ensuring the quality of the indoor environment and the energy efficiency of the building. The aims of this study were to highlight the current trend in the design and construction of low-rise residential family houses in Slovakia and to identify gaps in the design and construction of key sustainability aspects through the existing building environmental assessment system. In the future, many low-rise residential family houses will be assessed to modify and validate BEAS.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Environmental Impacts of Detached Family Houses Used Natural Building Materials Andrea Monokova, Silvia Vilcekova, Ludmila Meciarova, Iveta ... Published: 22 October 2018
Proceedings, doi: 10.3390/proceedings2201301
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This paper aims to assess the environmental impact of family houses designed as a building with green technologies and green materials. These family houses are located in villages of Velky Folkmar and Jedlinka, which are situated in eastern Slovakia. The analysis investigates the role of application of these technologies on impact categories such as: global warming potential (GWP), acidification potential (AP), eutrophication potential (EP), photochemical ozone creation potential (POCP), abiotic depletion potential fossil fuels (ADPF) expressed as CO2eq, SO2eq, PO43−eq, kg ethylene and MJ, respectively within “Cradle to Grave” boundary by using the LCA assessment method. The main contribution of the study is to highlight the significance of green technologies in reduction of environmental impacts. The presented results show that house with built-in green materials and technologies causes significantly lower environmental impacts compared to house where both green technologies and conventional materials are built. The operation phase (B6) is characterized by greater environmental impacts compared to the product and construction phases, as well as deconstruction phase due to the use of green materials and technologies.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Methodological Evaluation of Family House with Different Thermo-Physical Parameters of Building Materials Silvia Vilcekova, Andrea Monokova, Ludmila Meciarova, Iveta ... Published: 19 October 2018
Proceedings, doi: 10.3390/proceedings2201277
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Paper is focused on the assessment of two alternatives of family house from environmental performance. Environmental impact categories such as Global warming potential (GWP), Acidification potential (AP) and Eutrophication potential (EP) expressed as CO2eq, SO2eq and PO43−eq using the LCA assessment method are presented. Alternative solutions of building materials are also compared from phase shift of thermal oscillation. Results show that natural building materials are characterized by lower environmental impacts expressed as equivalent emissions of CO2 (6%), SO2 (24%) and PO43− (44%). The wood fiber board can store nearly 24 times more heat than the mineral wool. The wood fiber boards have a phase shift of thermal oscillation of 7–13 h, while other insulation materials only about 3–4 h.
BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Sustainable Water Management in Buildings S. Vilcekova, E. Kridlova Burdova, I. Selecka Published: 27 April 2018
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, doi: 10.1007/698_2017_224
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Factors Effecting the Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC) Concentrations in Slovak Households Ľudmila Mečiarová, Silvia Vilčeková, Eva Krídlová Burdová, J... Published: 23 November 2017
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121443
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Thirty five Slovak households were selected for an investigation of indoor environmental quality. Measuring of indoor air physical and chemical factors and a questionnaire survey was performed during May 2017. The range of permissible operative temperature was not met in 11% of objects. Relative humidity met the legislative requirements in all monitored homes. Concentrations of total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) were significantly higher in the apartments than in the family houses. The average TVOC levels in the apartments and family houses were 519.7 µg/m3 and 330.2 µg/m3, respectively. Statistical analysis confirmed the effect of indoor air temperature, relative humidity and particulate matter (PM0.5 and PM1) on the levels of TVOCs. Higher TVOC levels were observed also in homes where it is not a common practice to open windows during cleaning activities. Other factors that had a statistically significant effect on concentrations of volatile organic compounds were heating type, attached garage, location of the apartment within residential building (the floor), as well as number of occupants. Higher TVOC concentrations were observed in indoor than outdoor environment, while further analysis showed the significant impact of indoor emission sources on the level of these compounds in buildings. The questionnaire study showed a discrepancy between objective measurement and subjective assessment in the household environment, and pointed to insufficient public awareness about volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Determination of VOCs in the Indoor Air of a New and a Renovated Apartment Ludmila Meciarova, Silvia Vilcekova Published: 01 June 2016
Selected Scientific Papers - Journal of Civil Engineering, doi: 10.1515/sspjce-2016-0012
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This study deals with the occurrence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the indoor environment of a new and a renovated apartment. Qualitative determination of VOCs was carried out with a gas chromatograph with surface acoustic wave detector (GC/SAW). Concentrations of total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) were determined by a photoionization detector with UV lamp. Simultaneously, temperature and relative humidity were monitored with a data logger. The aim of this study was to determine of TVOC concentrations, to use of GC/SAW for determination of individual VOCs in indoor air as well as to predict possible sources of VOCs in these apartments. Measurements were performed after each construction work for better resolution of the contributions of individual materials to the levels of VOC. Mean concentrations of TVOC were 624 μg/m3 in the renovated apartment and 1,686 μg/m3 in the new apartment after completion of all works. The results from the renovated apartment showed that the use of new materials can lead to lower levels of organic compounds in indoor air compared to old materials that were less environmentally friendly. Many types of VOCs were found in both apartments. After reviewing the possible sources, it seems that the main sources of these substances were applied coatings and flooring materials.