About UsInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
ISIAQ was founded in 1992 by 109 international scientists and practitioners following the 5th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air '90 (Toronto, 1990). It is an international, independent, multidisciplinary, scientific, non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the creation of healthy, comfortable and productivity-encouraging indoor environments.
As a Society, our major role is to facilitate international and interdisciplinary communication and information exchange by publishing and fostering publication on indoor air quality and climate. We organize, sponsor and support initiatives such as meetings, conferences, and seminars on indoor air quality and climate; and we develop, adapt and maintain guidelines for the improvement of indoor air quality and climate. We also cooperate with government and other agencies and societies with interests in the indoor environment and climate.
Members of the Society are:
- Scientists involved in all aspects of indoor air quality
- Government and regulatory professionals
- Medical practitioners
- Occupational health professionals
- Building owners and managers
- Building, construction and air-conditioning engineers
- Environmental lawyers
Some of ISIAQ's most important activities include:
- Publication of a high profile journal, Indoor Air, which reports original research results in the broad area defined by the indoor environment of non industrial buildings.
- Publication of a Newsletter which carries news and information.
- Developing guideline documents by a number of STCs focused on specific issues. STCs convene during ISIAQ conferences.
- Organizing Indoor Air and Healthy Buildings series as primary Society conferences.