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Healthy Buildings Europe 2017

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Healthy Buildings 2017 – Europe, the flagship conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality (ISIAQ), is the second European edition of ISIAQ’s regional conference series.


The event’s technical programme will focus on multi-sectoral collaboration and practical aspect of research. Researchers, engineers and industrial professionals from all over the world will present their research results and develop activities in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). The conference will also provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas face-to-face and to establish research or business relations as well as to find global partners for future collaborations.


Contributions are invited focusing but not limited to the following topics:


Guidelines and Polices


  • Regional problems – climate, comfort, policies
  • Indoor Environment Quality  – tools, standards, etc.
  • Building certification schemes/commissioning
  • Implementation of Energy Performance Directive


Nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEB) and Smart Buildings


  • Near zero, zero and plus energy buildings
  • Energy-efficient Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Energy-efficient retrofit of existing buildings
  • Technologies for smart buildings management
  • Occupant behaviour and energy needs in buildings
  • Alternative energy sources for buildings and their impact on indoor environment quality
  • Smart Buildings for elderly and disabled people
  • Foliage Plants in buildings, roof garden, therapeutic gardens


Human Health and Indoor Environment


  • Physical, chemical and biological pollutants impact on health, wellbeing and productivity
  • Particles and health effects
  • Human response to thermal comfort and pollutants
  • Indoor Environment and elderly people
  • Diseases due to indoor environment


Exposure Assessment


  • Chemical pollutants – sources, field cases, regulations, measurement methods (Volatile organic compound -VOC and Semivolatile Organic Compounds -SVOC), sampling issues
  • Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds -MVOC
  • Moulds and allergens in Indoor Air and dust
  • Toxicity of nanoparticles and nanomaterials
  • Potential hazards from waste based / recycled building materials
  • Indoor dust as a sink for hazard compounds
  • Bioaerosols – sources, field cases, sampling and measurements, regulations
  • Particles – particle composition, sources, legislation
  • Radon and other inorganic pollutants in Indoor Air


New materials/solutions – new challenges


  • New materials in building industry
  • Special finishing materials
  • New filters
  • UV / catalysts
  • Antimicrobial treatment and efficacy
  • Materials – sound absorbing, fire-resisting, etc.


Indoor vs. outdoor pollutants


  • Chemical pollutants – sources, field cases, measurement and sampling issues
  • Indoor Chemistry (reactions, models, transformations)
  • Bioaerosols and related issues
  • Particles – particle composition, bioaerosols, sources, legislation
  • Radon (Rn) and Indoor Air Quality
  • Indicators of Indoor Air Quality


Civil Engineering and Architectural issues


  • Buildings vibrations – diagnostics, control, influence on people
  • Advanced technologies for building acoustic, illumination, fire safety, etc.
  • Pedestrians level comfort around buildings
  • Pollutant dispersion around buildings
  • Architectural personal design for disabled and elderly people
  • Research methods – Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, in-situ tests, model tests



Useful dates:


  • Call for workshops and sessions deadline: September 30, 2016
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 15, 2016


For more information please visit the event's website at the link below.

Lublin University of Technology
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