ASHRAE IAQ 2013: Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings

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  • Abstracts due December 21, 2012.
  • Conference papers and Extended Abstracts are due April 15, 2013.
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ASHRAE IAQ 2013: Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings — October 15 - 18, 2013 | Vancouver, BC, Canada

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IAQ 2013 is the 17th in the series of ASHRAE IAQ Conferences that started in 1986. IAQ 2013 is entitled "Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings" and takes place October 15 - 18, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Besides addressing thermal comfort and other IEQ issues, buildings and other enclosed spaces are increasingly challenged to provide a healthy environment in an energy efficient manner. The complex relationship between indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, coupled with the impacts of climate change, requires a paradigm shift towards creating buildings that are comfortable and healthy for the occupants yet also energy efficient.

Although the goal of improved IAQ and thermal comfort can be achieved by increasing energy consumption, it can also be achieved without significant increase or even with decreased energy consumption. However, there is little information on how to improve energy efficiency in buildings while still ensuring healthy, comfortable and safe indoor environments.

IAQ 2013 will review the state of knowledge of the balance of environmental health and energy efficiency in buildings and help define future education, policy and research directions. The roles of building, HVAC and passive system design and operation for achieving good environmental health in low energy buildings (both new and retrofit) will be the core theme of this conference.

The conference program will include:

  • Internationally acclaimed keynote speakers
  • Original peer reviewed Conference Papers and Extended Abstracts
  • Workshops and Panels addressing indoor air environmental quality in low-energy buildings

IAQ 2013 Conference topics and descriptions are listed below.