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Analysis of the indoor environment of agricultural constructions in the context of sustainability

Švajlenka, Jozef, Kozlovská, Mária, Pošiváková, Terézia
Environmental monitoring and assessment 2019 v.191 no.8 pp. 489
animal welfare, climate, food production, humans, industry, monitoring, rearing, social factors
This research paper focuses on agricultural constructions, a special type of constructions with an important role in industry and agriculture. Food production is an important social factor that is vital to human survival, so its qualitative aspect is a key determinant of living standards and is also important in terms of sustainability. The need to create a suitable environment (welfare) for animals, as a factor in terms of health and productivity, is drawing increasing attention. The environment continuously and directly affects animals, so it is quickly reflected in their productivity and medical condition. The objective of this research paper is to present an analysis of the interactions between agricultural constructions’ outdoor and indoor environment by monitoring an actual operational construction designed for animal rearing, from the point of view of animal welfare and sustainability, taking into account thermal protection and indoor climate.