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Become an IAQ expert at Denmark Technical University

#IAQmatters to you and you'd like to become an expert in the field of Indoor Air Quality? Take your knowledge to the next level at Denmark Technical University in Copenhagen.

Their Section for Indoor Climate and Building Physics conducts research on building physics and the influence of indoor climate on public health.

It offers unique programmes and research opportunities in the field of Indoor Air Quality.

 

 

REHVA Guidebooks

REHVA Guidebooks are tools that can disseminate the latest knowledge and technologies to the members and all other professionals in the field of HVAC.

Guidebooks are written through REHVA Task Forces including top experts in relationship with the topics of the guides. It guarantees the best available information and the soundest judgment possible.

 

 

Eurovent Guidebook
´Air Filters for General Ventilation´

On 28 pages, this document provides for a hands-on introduction to all important aspects related to air filters. Specific attention is given to the new global ISO16890 air filter standard as well as the importance of air filters in ensuring a healthy indoor climate.

 

 

 

Key publications

In the following, you’ll find chosen publications related to Indoor Air Quality recommended by Eurovent experts and Denmark Technical University.

Do you have more suggestions for papers we should add? Tell us about them via yes@IAQmatters.org or on Twitter. We look forward to sharing them.

 

ASHRAE: Indoor Air Quality Guide - Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning
 

The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning is designed for architects, design engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and all other professionals concerned with IAQ. This comprehensive publication provides summary guidance for best practices for all aspects of IAQ building design, commissioning and construction, including designing for maintainability; tools and material for demonstrating the value of IAQ to clients; as well as 40 strategies for achieving 8 critical IAQ objectives. In addition, detailed guidance provides hundreds of internal and external links to invaluable IAQ resources and access to a wide variety of in-depth information.

 

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Clausen et al. (2011): Commemorating 20 years of Indoor Air. Reflections on the state of research: Indoor environmental quality
 

More than 30 years after the First International Indoor Climate Symposium, ten researchers from the USA, Slovakia, Sweden, and Denmark gathered to review the status quo of indoor environmental research. They initiated their review with discussions during the 1-day meeting and followed that with parallel research and writing efforts culminating with internal review and revision cycles. In this paper, they present their choices for the most important research findings on indoor environmental quality from the past three decades followed by a discussion of the most important research questions in their field today. They then continue with a discussion on whether there are research areas for which we can ‘close the book’ and say that we already know what is needed. Finally, they discuss whether we can maintain our identity in the future or it is time to team up with new partners.

 

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Jantunen et al. (2011): Promoting actions for healthy indoor air (IAIAQ)
 

The IAIAQ project is in many ways a small-scale extension and update of the EnVIE project (2003 – 2008). EnVIE developed a new robust modelling tool to evaluate the quantitative relationships between the indoor air quality (IAQ) related diseases and symptoms, indoor relevant exposure agents causing these diseases, indoor and outdoor sources of these indoor exposures and the impacts of policies to control these sources.

 

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SWEDVAC: Revised Swedish Guidelines for the Specification of Indoor Climate Requirements
 

The Swedish indoor climate guidelines issued by Swedvac has been thoroughly revised. The new document is adapted to harmonise with related international, European and Swedish standards. The document comprises thermal climate, indoor air quality, sound and light. The new R1-document is mainly intended to provide guidance for the specification of indoor climate requirements. It is recommended for use as a reference document in the very early phase of planning a new building or the reconstruction of an existing building. The document provides guidance regarding planning of measurements for verification of indoor climate quality, which is an issue to consider already when the indoor climate requirements are being specified.

 

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Swedish Ventilation: Indoor air - the silent killer
 

With this booklet – that is based on the report Proper Ventilation – Svensk Ventilation shows why it is important to turn our attention to the benefits of good ventilation, in our homes, our offices, our schools, everywhere. Good ventilation is an investment in people’s health and their performance. Not an investment cost for a fixture.

 

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Svensk Ventilation: Best in class – a book about profitable indoor climate
 

For the individual, a good indoor climate means that we feel better and work more efficiently. For the company, it means fewer sick days taken and higher productivity. For society, it means lowered costs as there will be fewer people taken ill, resulting in a strain on the health service and the welfare state. Everybody gains from a good indoor climate. This book shows how to create a good and profitable indoor climate. The knowledge is there, the technology is there and from springtime 2006, there have been comprehensive guidelines in place. The guidelines can be found in the book R1, which is a set of rules and regulations for the indoor climate. The book ‘Best in class’ is a guide that shows you, with the help of R1, how to create a fantastic indoor climate.

 

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Svensk Ventilation in cooperation with VVS: Shortness of breath – A hand book about the air in our homes
 

Svensk Ventilation has written this guide to show the importance of good air at home. They also want to show that it can be a relatively simple installation, both in existing houses and when constructing new houses. This guide was originally written for Sweden but it is felt that what is relevant for Sweden is equally relevant for any country. You may feel that some of the studies do not apply, but you will find it is quite easy to transfer situations to our own. This is a thought provoking work that warns us of the dangers of ignoring the air quality in our homes.

 

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Promoting healthy and energy efficient buildings in the European Union
 

EU Member States have been developing policies and measures to reduce the energy consumption of their buildings with several challenges that need to be addressed in terms of the impact of high energy performance on indoor climate conditions. The Energy Performance Buildings Directive (2010/31/EU) requires Member States to consider how high-energy performance affects general indoor climate conditions, to avoid possible negative effects such as inadequate ventilation, poor indoor air quality etc. This has relevance for nearly zero-energy buildings in which improved air tightness and poor ventilation systems may cause potential air quality and consequently health issues. This report reviewed and analysed existing studies, reports and investigations which have been examining the impact of high energy performance on indoor air quality and provides recommendations on how establishing healthy and energy-efficient buildings in the European Union.

 

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