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  • Does an airtight building result in an unhealthy internal environment?
  • What are the health consequences of poor indoor air quality?
  • What ventilation solutions are there to protect the occupants?

Indoor air quality, airtightness and ventilation – a challenging balancing act

In the past, under-ventilation of buildings was not seen to be much of an issue due to the unintended gaps in the external envelope providing plenty of fresh air to the occupants.

However due to improved workmanship, higher airtightness standards and legislative requirements, newer buildings are more airtight resulting in less uncontrolled fresh air entering buildings.

Improved airtight standards are to be welcomed as they reduce heat loss, lower carbon emissions and create a more comfortable internal environment but there is an increasing amount of concern that as we tighten up our buildings we are we creating unhealthy indoor environments that affect the well being of the occupants. The implications of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can be very serious - sick building syndrome, reduced productivity in offices and poor learning in schools.

Speakers at this seminar will discuss the main problem areas, present case studies illustrating good practice and outline solutions including the recently launched Building Services Guide by the Zero Carbon Hub (a free copy of this guide will be included in the delegate fee).


09.00     Registration and coffee

09.30     Introduction: Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

09.40     Why is ventilation becoming so important: Ian Mawditt, Four Walls

10.30     Pollutants and source control: Derrick Crump, UKIEG

11.15     Refreshments

11.40     Natural or mechanical ventilation? Evidence from recent studies: Professor Tim Sharpe, Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit

12.15     Ventilation performance and IAQ: a field study of new homes: David Ross, AECOM

13.00     Lunch

14.00     The Zero Carbon Hub Services Guide: Tom Dollard, Pollard Thomas Edwards

14.45     Effective Ventilation and the control of Indoor Air Quality: Simon Jones, Aereco 

15.30     Refreshments

16.00     Panel Discussion

16.30     Close


Book 3 places at this event and get the 3rd place free. Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received. This offer may not be used in conjunction with other offers.

This event is held with support from:

June 2nd, 2016 9:00 AM   to   4:30 PM
Amnesty International UK
Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London, EC2A 3EA
United Kingdom

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Members £ 99.00
Non-Members £ 149.00

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