Wednesday, November 14, 2012

With IAQ 2013 taking place in Vancouver, ASHRAE is strongly encouraging members in your geographic region to submit abstracts. The conference will examine IAQ, thermal comfort, source control, air cleaning, ventilation, exposure and related environmental health concerns associated with low energy building design, construction, retrofit and operation.

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. With an increasing emphasis on energy conservation, there is a tendency to ignore the purpose of the use of much of that energy, the maintenance of good indoor environmental quality. The roles of building, HVAC and passive system design and operation for achieving good environmental health in low energy buildings are the core themes of this conference.

The conference program will include internationally acclaimed keynote speakers, original peer reviewed conference papers and extended abstract presentations. Abstracts are invited in the following subject areas:
·     Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings
·     Moisture and Health
·     Sources and Chemistry
·     IEQ Factor Interactions
·     Residential Buildings
·     Commercial and Institutional Buildings
·     Air Cleaning and Filtration
·     Microorganisms and Infection
·     Tools (models, measurements and more)

For more detailed descriptions of each of the topic areas, visit

The deadline for abstracts is Dec. 15, 2012.

Abstracts, containing titles and 300 word or less summaries, should be submitted via the submission system on the conference website at

The conference is co-organized by ISIAQ and is the 17th in the ASHRAE IAQ conference series.

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