March 2017

Update From HB2017 - Europe

The Healthy Buildings 2017 Europe organizers are actively preparing for the upcoming conference. The review process will end by mid-April.  At that time, more information regarding the special sessions and workshops will be provided.

You will find the Schedule-At-A-Glance on the website under Program Info.  To help you plan your stay in Lublin, go to the Travel and Accommodations section of the web site.

Last but not least:  Registration is now open and the Early Bird registration discount is only available until April 30, 2017!  When registering, you will need to set up an account with your email address and create a password.  Anyone who submitted a paper/extended abstract has already created an account in the conference system and should use the same login information (e-mail address and password).

For more information on the conference, please visit the website at


Update From HB2017 - Asia

To encourage submission of more research findings and greater academic development during the conference, the deadline for oral/poster extended abstract and workshop proposals has been extended to April 14, 2017.  The student travel award application deadline is also extended to April 14.

For more detailed information, please visit the Call for Abstracts.  We are looking forward to meeting you all in September, in Tainan, Taiwan.


PANDORA: A comPilAtion of iNDoOR Air Pollutant Emissions

Indoor air quality models require a wide range of input data, including envelope leakage information, weather, ventilation system characteristics, contaminant source emission rates, sink removal rates, occupant schedules, and air cleaner removal rates. Many of the required model inputs are available in the literature; however, these data have generally not been compiled in a readily accessible source. In order to facilitate the IAQ modeling process and allow for assessment of data quality and completeness, there is an urgent need for well-designed databases of measured contaminant modeling data.

Since its creation in 2009, the PANDORA  database has continuously been fed new data published by the scientific community and it now contains about 9000 pollutant emission rates coming from 600 indoor sources. The emission rates of both gaseous and particulate pollutants have been compiled in a systematic way into the database to provide an easy access for IAQ modelers (Occupants and Occupant Activities, Cleaning Products and Air Fresheners, Construction and Decoration Materials, Furniture, Heating and Cooking Appliances, Electrical Equipment and others).

PANDORA (version 1.4) is available for free and can be downloaded at

Contact: Dr. Marc ABADIE, University of La Rochelle, France,


ISIAQ - March 2017