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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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
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
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
In response to the current pandemic, ACGIH is excited to launch a new webinar series, COVID-19 Aerosol Exposures in the Workplace. The series will consist of eight separate 1.5-hr webinars, organized around the principles of “Recognition, Evaluation and Control” and focused on … Continue reading
ASHRAE is now accepting abstract submissions for the Ventilation 2021 conference taking place Aug. 15-18, 2021 at the Sheraton City Centre in downtown Toronto. The deadline for submission of the abstracts is October 1st, 2020. Inaugurated in 1985, the “Industrial … Continue reading
More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air — a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic. … Continue reading
ATLANTA (June 12, 2020) – ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer three free webinars plus a detailed course targeted to the European and Middle East regions, focused on mitigating potential health risks during reopening of buildings closed during the COVID-19 … Continue reading
The Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance (IEQ-GA) has just released a position paper on the Airborne Transmission of COVID-19.
To learn more please visit: https://ieq-ga.net/resources/position-papers/
The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed guidance on mitigating potential health risks during reopening of buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To learn more please visit: https://www.ashrae.org/about/news/2020/ashrae-offers-covid-19-building-readiness-reopening-guidance