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 (October 2020)…The IEQ-GA Task Force on COVID-19 will stay current with the rapid changes that are occurring regarding the spread of the pandemic and the unprecedented response from the science, engineering, health and safety and research communities…

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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 AIVC’s Webinar on Covid-19 Ventilation related guidance

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

More information is available here: https://www.aivc.org/event/20-november-2020-webinar-covid-19-ventilation-related-guidance-ashrae-and-rehva

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