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.

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Presidential Column (December 2020)…The IEQ-GA will continue to support scientific integrity and evidence-based research and science in the indoor environmental quality field. We believe strongly in the ethical practices of scientists, researchers and practitioners who work every day to advance the science of indoor environmental quality…

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Favorite ASHRAE COVID-19 upcoming online courses

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is organizing the following COVID-19 related learning courses in January & February 2021:

Click on the links above to know more.

Favorite ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Core Recommendations for Reducing Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure and Communities of Faith Building Guidance

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released two new pieces of guidance. The first, ASHRAE’s Core Recommendations for Reducing Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure, summarizes the main points found in the detailed guidance documents produced by the ETF. Second, Communities of Faith Buildings guidance, offers recommendations on conducting worship services under epidemic conditions.

More information is available here:  https://www.ashrae.org/about/news/2021/ashrae-epidemic-task-force-releases-core-recommendations-for-reducing-airborne-infectious-aerosol-exposure-and-communities-of-faith-building-guidance

Favorite AIVC’s Webinar on Covid-19 Ventilation related guidance – Recordings & Slides now available

The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre with support from ASHRAE and REHVA  organized the webinar “COVID-19 Ventilation related guidance by ASHRAE and REHVA” and held on Friday November 20th, 2020 at 16:00-17:15 (CET).  The webinar presented the COVID-19 Ventilation related guidelines by REHVA and ASHRAE and had a closer look to the similarities and differences in both guidelines.

The recordings and the slides of the webinar are now available online at: https://www.aivc.org/event/20-november-2020-webinar-covid-19-ventilation-related-guidance-ashrae-and-rehva

Favorite Updated version of REHVA COVID-19 guidance

REHVA published its first COVID-19 guidance mid-March 2020. After 2 updates (April and August), the fourth version is focusing on how to reopen and safely use buildings after the lockdown, providing advice on specific components, buildings/space types, and suggesting mitigation measures. The REHVA guidance summarises advice on the operation and use of building service systems during an epidemic of a coronavirus disease. The fourth version of the guidance document overwrites all previous ones. Updates are expected in the upcoming months as more academic data becomes available.

More information is available here: https://www.rehva.eu/activities/covid-19-guidance

Favorite REHVA online course on COVID-proof building operation

The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) is organizing an online course (~6 hours) covering key topics on how to resume activities, safely operate buildings and specifically use densely occupied indoor spaces during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The course is based on the REHVA COVID-19 guidance documents and its modules provide basic theoretical knowledge with hands-on information taught by REHVA experts. Participants get access also to the latest REHVA guidebooks on air filtration and the hygiene requirements of ventilation systems. After going through the training material, the trainees who also successfully complete the online exams obtain a certification.

More information is available here: https://www.rehva.eu/pre-registration-safe-building-operation-during-covid-19