IAQ - Indoor Air Quality

Methodology Applied to the Evaluation of Natural Ventilation in Residential Building Retrofits: A Case Study   
Post date: 7 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Air filters are essential for a good and healthy indoor climate and have a strong impact on the energy performance of buildings as well as air handling equipment. Using ineffective air filters or lacking air filter maintenance and replacements can offset the efficiency gains of the entire product in which filters are incorporated.  
Post date: 4 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The major roles of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are to disseminate information and to facilitate international collaborative projects in the fields of ventilation and airtightness. Seven projects have just been approved for the 2017-2021 operating period at our the last AIVC board meeting: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) metrics, ventilation requirements, airtightness testing, and performance of fans, residential cooker hoods, and heat recovery, are key issues addressed in these projects.  
Post date: 29 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

In 2013, a collaborative effort to evaluate the impact of ventilation system flow rates on interior comfort conditions, space-conditioning energy consumption and condensate generation as well as concentrations of certain indoor air contaminants was initiated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Florida Solar Energy Centre (FSEC), and the Florida Home Energy and Resources Organisation (Florida HERO).
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

  The ECO-SEE workshop on "Energy efficient building materials for improved indoor air quality" will take place on 8 March 2017 from 10.30 to 12:30 in London, United Kingdom, as part of the EcoBuild exhibition.   The workshop will showcase the scientific and technical achievements of the ECO-SEE project, and provide the opportunity for interested parties to meet members of the project team.  
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Type: Event

This conference by the UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG) and the Health Effects of Modern Airtight Construction (HEMAC) Network, will bring together research and case studies to help shed light on the topic of the indoor home environment. The event is intended for academics, policy makers and industry experts with an interest in improving indoor environments for health and wellbeing.   Conference topics include (but are not limited to):  
Post date: 2 Mar 2017
Type: Event

The final programme for the AIVC workshop: “Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?" to be held in Brussels, Belgium on 14-15 March, 2017 is now available.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: News

Scanvac’s RoomVent Conference together with Ventilation Conference present: RoomVent and Ventilation 2018 Conferences “Excellent indoor climate and high performing ventilation”    RoomVent and Ventilation are well established conference series within the discipline of ventilation research. These conferences have mutually supported each other in the past and this newly established joint event will provide an overview of the latest research findings on ventilation in both industrial and non-industrial premises.
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
Type: Event

This guide, released by the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), is a literature review of recent research on indoor air quality that is relevant to New Zealand’s indoor environments (residential houses, schools, preschools and age care facilities). The document looks at the health effects, the pollutants and the building characteristics. Where possible, New Zealand research is presented. Emphasis is placed on gaps in the knowledge in order to identify future research in New Zealand.
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
Type: Publication