January 2017

News from HB2017 Conferences

The Organizing Committee of Healthy Buildings 2017 - Europe conference would like to kindly remind you that the full papers (maximum 6 pages) or extended abstracts (maximum 2 pages) are expected from the authors of accepted short abstracts.

Students wishing to apply for ISIAQ Student Conference Attendance Awards have to submit the full paper. Click here for additional information about applying for this award.

The final submission deadline is February 15, 2017.


The Healthy Buildings 2017-Asia will be held from September 2 to 5, 2017, at the College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. The Call for Abstracts is now open until March 31st. Don’t miss the deadline!

If you are a student, click here for additional information about applying for the Student Conference Support Award.


The InAirQ Project: Transnational Adaption Actions for Integrated Indoor Air Quality Management

InAirQ is an international project aiming to assess the health risk of indoor air pollutants on a vulnerable population (i.e., children between age 6 and 14) and to take actions to improve the indoor environment in school buildings in Central Europe. National vulnerability assessments and SWOT analyses will be prepared to assess and explore the actual risks related to indoor air quality (IAQ) in school buildings. The IAQ will be investigated in 60 school buildings selected in 5 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia). A Virtual Health Repository will be developed in the frame of the InAirQ project to help decision makers. National Action Plans will be elaborated, tested and implemented, striving to improve children`s health through changes in the indoor environment. Capacity-building courses will be organized with the school managers and local/regional school operating bodies for the best implementation of the action plans, while the transnational Environment Quality Forum will provide the follow up of the project results and sustain the co-operation with the potential stakeholders.

InAirQ has officially started on the 1st of July 2016 under the coordination of National Public Health Center (NPHC), Hungary and will end on the 30th June 2019. The project has a total budget of approximately 1.8 million euros and is co-funded by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE funding Programme.

For more information, visit the website: http://www.interreg-central.eu/inairq or contact Tamás Szigeti at tamas.szigeti@oki.antsz.hu

PhD Dissertation: Assessment of Indoor Air Quality and Urban Air Pollution

Inhalation of fine particulate matter (particles with an aerodynamic diameter smaller than 2.5 μm; PM2.5) is linked to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and mortality. This PhD dissertation was dedicated to the physical and chemical characterization as well as the oxidative potential (OP) assessment of urban PM2.5 collected in Budapest, Hungary, and PM2.5 collected in office buildings across Europe in the frame of the European collaborative project OFFICAIR (http://www.officair-project.eu/). Several questions have been answered regarding the indoor office environment.

Tamás Szigeti, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary



Faculty Position in Architectural Engineering

The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) at Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure track faculty position to support the education and research activities in Architectural Engineering.

For more information click here.

ISIAQ - January 2017