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…

ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference, June 28-July 2 Seattle, Washington

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Abundant rain and thriving evergreens keep the city of Seattle green and lush, but the city has taken the concept of “green” to a whole different level. Sustainability is promoted in all aspects of life, which makes Seattle the perfect location for ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference. The Conference addresses topics such as ground source heat pumps, operations and maintenance and indoor environmental quality, as well as the second annual ASHRAE research summit. Not to mention, social events, networking opportunities and technical tours.
>> Read more at the ASHRAE website.

REHVA signed a MoU with SAREK

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REHVA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SAREK (Society of Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers of Korea).  The purpose of this act is to strengthen the relationship between Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning Associations (REHVA) and Society of Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers of Korea (SAREK) and to promote substantial and tangible actions to increase the co-operation between the two associations.
>> Read more at the REHVA 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.

35th AIVC conference in Poznań, Poland!

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The 35th AIVC conference ‘Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance’ will be held in Poznan, Poland, 24-25 September, 2014 in conjunction with the 2nd venticool conference and the 4th TightVent conference. Best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the “International Journal of Ventilation”. The provisional programme includes presentations of invited world-renowned and key experts as well as 113 abstracts which have been selected from the call for abstracts for long- and short-oral presentations among which 17 are dedicated to ventilative cooling, 35 to airtightness, 39 to ventilation, indoor air quality, health & comfort and 22 to other ventilation topics.
>> Visit the conference website at aivc2014conference.org for further information.