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…

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 at the ASHRAE IAQ 2016 conference 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.