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…

16-17 March 2015, Workshop, Lund – Voluntary and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Quality and Compliance of ventilation and airtightness

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The international workshop on “Ventilation and Airtightness in Buildings : Voluntary and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Quality and Compliance” will be held in Lund, Sweden on March 16-17, 2015. One topic of specific attention will be schemes implemented in various countries to improve the quality of the works and thereby the performance of ventilation systems. Discussions will be based on analyses of lessons learnt from field data.

This workshop is a joint initiative from: AIVC (Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, www.aivc.org), the QUALICHeCK consortium (http://qualicheck-platform.eu), TightVent (Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform, www.tightvent.eu) and venticool (the international platform for ventilative cooling, www.venticool.eu).

>> Read more at the AIVC website

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

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.