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Conference - Build Tight, Ventilate Right

02 Feb 2012
This event has now finished and the information below is for reference only.

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Where: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Times: 09:00 - 16:30

THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE CONFERENCE, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

 

CONFERENCE SUMMARY

This conference will provide landlords, architects, housing associations, developers, policymakers and legislators with important new knowledge that is emerging from current research and practice in the UK and Europe that examines relationships between ventilation, indoor air quality and health.

Housing is a ubiquitous building type, and one that all members of society experience. The need for indoor housing environments that support health and wellbeing is self evident, yet unlike places of work or study, there has been less investigation into issues of environmental quality in housing. Current legislation for greater energy efficiency that promotes air tightness has brought this area into sharp focus, with questions being raised about the health impacts on buildings with lower ventilation rates. At the same time, concerns about presence of VOC gases and moisture in buildings are also emerging as contemporary causes of concern.

It is apparent that this problem is not confined to new housing, and the conference will provide insights that are emerging from studies in existing housing and housing refurbishment.

Speakers will discuss several areas of current research that is investigating the effects that ventilation is having on indoor air quality in housing and how this might impact on occupants’ health. Issues include indoor air pollution and health, ventilation, housing and health in children, moisture in buildings, and effects of domestic laundry practices on internal environments. The key questions to be addressed include, are contemporary houses healthy places to be, and if not, what are the problems and solutions?

As well as identifying the challenges, speakers from practice will identify some possible approaches that may be taken to address these issues. The timetable for the day ensures that there will be time for questions and discussion.

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SCHEDULE

 
09:00 Breakfast and Registration  
09:25 Welcome Dr Tim Sharpe
(The Glasgow School of Art)
09:30 Building ventilation: a healthy, comfortable indoor environment remains the prime requirement Prof. Hugo Hens
(University  of Leuven, Belgium)
10:40 Indoor air quality and ventilation Dr Derrick Crump
(University of Cranfield)
11:20 Break  
11:30 Indoor Air Quality and Health - a Scientific Journey During Two Decades Prof. Jan Sundell
(Technical University of Denmark)
12:10 Are timber frame dwellings causing the asthma pandemic? Dr Stirling Howieson,
(University of Strathclyde Glasgow)
12:50 Lunch  
13:30 Energy, CO2 and ‘bad company’ Prof. Colin Porteous
(The Glasgow School of Art)
14:10 Ventilation issues arising from Post Occupancy Studies on new build and refurbishment Dr Tim Sharpe and Donald Shearer
(The Glasgow School of Art)
14:50 Break  
15:00 Designing the building envelope: Influences on materials and forms of construction. Jonathan Potter
(Robert Potter & Partners)
15:30 Is MVHR the way forward? Chris Morgan
(Locate Architects)
16:00 Sponsor presentation: Heat Recovery Ventilation from a Manufacturing Perspective Jim Glass
(Residential Sales Manager, Nuaire)
16:15 Summary Dr Tim Sharpe
(The Glasgow School of Art)
16:30 Thanks and end  

 

CONFERENCE FEES

The delegate pricing is as follows:

  • CIC Start Online Member, one delegate = £125
  • CIC Start Online Members, group of two or more delegates = £99 per delegate
  • Non-member, per delegate = £150

An invoice will be sent shortly after the conference.  More information on sponsorship and exhibition pricing is avalable here

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