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. >> Read more…

Favorite Submit your abstracts for the 40th AIVC Conference 15-16 October 2019, Ghent

We are pleased to announce that the AIVC 2019 Conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC” is now accepting abstracts & proposals for topical sessions. The Conference will be held during 15-16 October, 2019 at ‘Het Pand’, the congress centre of Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium.

The conference programme will include well‐prepared and structured sessions focused on the conference topics, invited speakers, long and short oral presentations arising from the call, as well as 90 seconds industry presentations.

This year, there are 2 new features:

  • 2 separate calls for abstracts & papers depending on whether the authors are interested in the peer review of their papers.
  • A call for topical sessions

Detailed information & important deadlines for the 2 calls for abstracts can be obtained at: https://www.aivc2019conference.org/index.php?Mid=14&Sid=15&SSid=24

Detailed information & important deadlines for the call for topical sessions can be obtained at: https://www.aivc2019conference.org/index.php?Mid=14&Sid=15&SSid=25

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Favorite REHVA-ISHRAE Seminar on High Performance Educational Buildings and their Indoor Environmental Quality at ACREX 2019

REHVA-ISHRAE seminar on the »High Performance Educational Buildings and their Indoor Environmental Quality« will be held during the ACREX 2019, on Friday 28 of February 2019, from 15:00 to 17:30h in Mumbai, India. 

REHVA speakers at the sessions will be Atze Boerstra, REHVA Vice-President, Livio Mazzarella, REHVA Technology and Research Committee Co-Chair and Maija Virta, CEO at Santrupti Engineers, REHVA fellow and ISHRAE member. Mr. Boestra will discuss on Indoor Air Quality, Mr. Mazzarela will present the visual and acoustic comfort requirements and Mrs. Maija Virta will have a session on Measuring IAQ in educational buildings: old school handled approach vs continuous measurements with sensor networks.

Due to the REHVA knowledge platform cooperation with international partners, REHVA and ISHRAE are also launching a common guidebook on Building Commissioning Guidelines which is planned to be published in May 2019.

More information on a draft programme of the seminar and the progress on publication of the new REHVA-ISHRAE guidebook will follow soon.

IAQA Rebrands with New Logo, Tagline and Website

ATLANTA – In recognition of its role as an organization that connects all parts of the industry, encouraging collaboration and growth, the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) has announced a rebranding. Launched today, the rebranding features a new logo, which … Continue reading

“After the Fire”. Synergist Article Discusses Potential Risks of Wildfire Residues in the Indoor Environment

A new article in the August 2016 issue of The Synergist addresses the potential human health effects of wildfire smoke and residues. The article illustrates some of the uncertainties that must be addressed when evaluating human health risk from wildfire residuals, including the composition of the wildfire smoke inside a home; concentration of chemical constituents in the smoke; fate and transport of persistent wildfire residual chemicals in the interior environment; and the effects of ventilation and housekeeping practices on contaminant deposition and removal rates.  The Synergist is the monthly magazine of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

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