IEQ Global Alliance has been launched

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…

REHVA Conference and Annual Meeting 2015 in Riga, Latvia

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The REHVA Annual Meeting and Conference 2015 “Advanced HVAC and Natural Gas Technologies” will be held in Riga, Latvia in May 6-9 2015. The event will bring together leading experts from the international heating, ventilation and air condition community and focus on various topics including: latest developments in EU regulation and nZEB buildings, advanced heating and ventilation systems (heat recovery ventilation, indoor air quality and thermal comfort…), energy efficient cooling systems (indirect and direct adiabatic cooling, natural resources for cooling of the buildings…), sustainable buildings (sustainable building materials, retrofitting of existing building stock…) and efficient and clean natural gas technologies.

 >> Read more at the REHVA website

36th AIVC- 5th TightVent- 3rd venticool Conference in Madrid, Spain

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The 36th AIVC conference: ‘Effective ventilation in high performance buildings’ will be held in the city of Madrid, Spain together with the 5th TightVent and the 3rd venticool conferences in September 23-24, 2015. It will be a major international event in 2015 focusing on various topics relevant to ventilative cooling, airtightness, IAQ and health, as well as compliance, smart control, and BIMs.

>> Read more at the AIVC website

New NIOSH Dataset: Prevalence of Hearing Loss in the U.S. by Industry

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NIOSH recently released a dataset analyzed in the article “Prevalence of hearing loss in the United States by industry,” which was published in the June 2013 issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. In the article, NIOSH researchers conclude that workers in the mining, manufacturing, and construction industries need better engineering controls for noise and stronger hearing conservation strategies, and that more hearing loss research is needed for traditional “low-risk” industries, such as the real estate industry.
>> Read more at the AIHA website.