Mission of the IEQ Global Alliance

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…

Summaries of the 36th AIVC conference 2013 now available

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Around 160 participants attended the joint 36th AIVC – 5th TightVent – 3rd venticool conference held in Madrid, Spain September 23-24, 2015. The programme consisted of 3 parallel sessions with contributions from 27 countries and international organisations. Over 120 presentations were given covering topics ranging from ventilative cooling and thermal comfort, ventilation in relation to IAQ and health, air infiltration through leaks in the building envelope and ductwork. It has also been a major discussion place for on-going projects and initiatives such as the venticool (http://venticool.eu/) and TightVent Europe (http://tightvent.eu/) platforms, the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance (http://ieq-ga.net/), the QUALICHeCK project and platform (www.qualicheck-platform.eu), the IEA EBC annex 62 (http://venticool.eu/annex-62-home/), the IEA EBC annex 68 (http://www.iea-ebc.org/projects/ongoing-projects/ebc-annex-68/) etc., based on presentations of results and perspectives as well as fruitful interactions with the audience.

Follow the links below to download the summaries of the ventilative cooling and airtightness tracks of the conference:

IAQ 2016 Conference in Alexandria, VA, USA

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The IAQ 2016 conference: “Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices” will be held in Alexandria, VA, USA on September 12-14, 2016. The IAQ 2016 Conference also marks ASHRAE’s 18th IAQ conference and AIVC’s 37th annual Conference. This joint conference will provide a unique opportunity for dialog among attendees to facilitate understanding of current indoor air quality policies, standards and best practices with themes such as regulatory vs. voluntary compliance for achieving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), the role of IAQ in sustainable building programs and the relationship between IAQ and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), etc.

>> Read more here

IAQA 19th Annual Meeting – 24-27 January 2016, Florida

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The  Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) 19th Annual Meeting will be held January 24–27, 2016 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to visit the IAQ Exhibitor Pavilion at the AHR Expo, attend essential education sessions, network with professionals worldwide, obtain continuing education credits, and stay ahead of the competition.

>> Read more at the IAQA website

Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance first sessions at the June 2015 ASHRAE Annual conference

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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 access the presentations and audio files of the sessions follow the links provided:

This presentation was made at the ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference, Atlanta, Ga.   Copyright 2015 ASHRAE.  Posted by permission at http://ieq-ga.net .  Additional distribution is not permitted without permission of ASHRAE at www.ashrae.org.  To purchase this presentation with audio visit: http://www.techstreet.com/ashrae/products/1899131

This presentation was made at the ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference, Atlanta, Ga.   Copyright 2015 ASHRAE.  Posted by permission at http://ieq-ga.net .  Additional distribution is not permitted without permission of ASHRAE at www.ashrae.org.  To purchase this presentation with audio visit: http://www.techstreet.com/ashrae/products/1899132

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.