The mission of IEQ-GA is to provide an acceptable indoor environmental quality (thermal environment-indoor air quality-lighting-acoustic) to occupants in buildings and places of work around the world and to make sure the knowledge from research on IEQ get to be implemented in practice. >> Read more…
The European Commission unveiled the long-awaited “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package, an extensive set of legislative proposals including the proposal on the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), a binding 30% energy efficiency target, clarified Ecodesign framework and measures, and smarter finance to help Europe grow while meeting its climate goals.
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Indoor exposure to contaminants should be minimized to avoid adverse health and comfort effects. Experience shows that this qualitative statement is difficult to translate into measurable terms, such as performance indicators or metrics, which can be used as a basis … Continue reading
ATLANTA – In recognition of its role as an organization that connects all parts of the industry, encouraging collaboration and growth, the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) has announced a rebranding. Launched today, the rebranding features a new logo, which … Continue reading
ATLANTA – A new User’s Manual for ASHRAE’s thermal comfort standard provides an overview for new users while also including more detailed information for those more familiar with its requirements. The User’s Manual, based on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental … Continue reading
A new article in the August 2016 issue of The Synergist addresses the potential human health effects of wildfire smoke and residues. The article illustrates some of the uncertainties that must be addressed when evaluating human health risk from wildfire residuals, including the composition of the wildfire smoke inside a home; concentration of chemical constituents in the smoke; fate and transport of persistent wildfire residual chemicals in the interior environment; and the effects of ventilation and housekeeping practices on contaminant deposition and removal rates. The Synergist is the monthly magazine of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
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This new report, released by the US Global Change Research Program, provides a comprehensive, evidence-based, and quantitative estimation of observed and projected climate change related health impacts in the United States. Chapter 3 of the report specifically focuses on Air Quality Impacts. … Continue reading
The Indoor Environmental Quality Global alliance organised its first sessions at the June 2015 ASHRAE Annual conference. The sessions present a holistic approach to indoor environmental quality and give information on different societies’ activities to improve the indoor environment. To … Continue reading