October 2015

Message from the President of ISIAQ

Glenn Morrison

Autumn greetings! 

We had a wonderful summer of conferences this year. In May, indoor air enthusiasts converged on Eindhoven and Boulder for our first regional Healthy Buildings conferences. Marcel Loomans, Lisje Schellen and Atze Boerstra put together a wonderful program at Healthy Buildings 2015 Europe. In July, Healthy Buildings 2015 America took place in Boulder, Colorado.  Shelly Miller and John Zhai led the excellent technical organization and as a first for ISIAQ conferences, Hal Levin and Gina Bendy (ISIAQ Secretariat) organized the logistics. 

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New Research: Effects of Classroom Ventilation Rate and Temperature on Students’ Test Scores

Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy and Richard J Shaughnessy

The study focuses on relationships between students’ test scores and both classroom ventilation rate and temperature. The test score data were based on an annual statewide assessment of learning designed to relate levels of test performance to the expectations defined in state-mandated curriculum standards. For all subject areas, the state used a scale score of 2100 points for “met standard” and 2400 for “commended performance”, which means “considerably above state passing standard”. Data on classroom conditions were based on measurements conducted in 140 fifth-grade classrooms of 70 schools during the winter and spring months preceding the learning assessment.

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HB2015 Europe, Workshop summary

Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy and INSULAtE-project* group

An interactive workshop “Improving energy efficiency, IEQ, and health” was held during Healthy Buildings 2015 Europe conference. The workshop started with four presentations given by Linn Johnsen, Pawel Wargocki, Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy, and Matthias Braubach. The interactive part included an online survey and discussion about six statements related to the topic.

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Workshop on Indoor Chemistry, Lille France

On May 15-16, 2015, the Interactions Between Indoor and Atmospheric Chemistry workshop (ibiac.fr) was held in Lille, France at the Université de Lille- Sciences et Technologies. This workshop, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation, brought together 40 atmospheric and indoor air chemistry researchers to present and discuss contemporary research in both fields, pose and answer key research questions and define future indoor air chemistry research objectives.

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About ISIAQ

With more than 700 members from more than 45 countries, ISIAQ is an international, independent, multidisciplinary, scientific, non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the creation of healthy, comfortable and productive indoor environments. We strongly believe this is achievable by advancing the science and technology of indoor air quality and climate as it relates to indoor environmental design, construction, operation and maintenance, air quality measurement and health sciences.

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ISIAQ - October 2015