The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre and the IEA EBC Annex 86 “Energy Efficient Indoor Air Quality Management in Residential Buildings” are organizing the webinar Building ventilation: How does it affect SARS-CoV-2 transmission? to be held on April 1st, 2021 at 17:00-18:30 CET. The webinar will address the potential mitigating role of building ventilation in the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presentations and Speakers:
- Introduction, Arnold Janssens – chair of AIVC WG COVID-19, Ghent University, Belgium
- The Role of Building Ventilation in Indoor Infectious Aerosol Exposure, Andrew Persily – NIST, USA
- Modelling uncertainty in the relative risk of exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus by airborne aerosol transmission, Cath Noakes – University of Leeds, UK
- Field measurements of aerosol exposure in indoor environments, Wouter Borsboom – TNO, Netherlands
- Ventilation system design and the risk areas for spreading airborne contaminants in office buildings, Alireza Afshari – Aalborg University, Denmark
For further information on registration etc. please visit: https://www.aivc.org/event/1-april-2021-webinar-building-ventilation-how-does-it-affect-sars-cov-2-transmission
After careful consideration by the Steering Committee and from input by authors, ASHRAE and AIVC have decided to postpone the conference, which was initially scheduled for September 14-16, 2020 in Athens, Greece. The IAQ 2020 conference is being postponed by one year to September 13-15, 2021 as a face-to-face conference in Athens, Greece.
>> More information can be found on the ASHRAE & AIVC websites.
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
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
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The 16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate (Indoor Air 2020) will be held at COEX in Seoul, Korea from July 1 to 5, 2020. As fine dust in the atmosphere has become an especially … Continue reading