Scope of the Conference

 

Guidelines and Polices

  • Regional problems – climate, comfort, policies
  • Indoor Environment Quality – tools, standards, etc.
  • Building certification schemes/commissioning
  • Implementation of Energy Performance Directive

nZEB and Smart Buildings

  • Near zero, zero and plus energy buildings
  • Energy-efficient HVAC systems
  • Energy-efficient retrofit of existing buildings
  • Technologies for smart buildings management
  • Occupant behaviour and energy needs in buildings
  • Alternative energy sources for buildings and their impact on indoor environment quality
  • Smart Buildings for elderly and disabled people
  • Foliage Plants in buildings, roof garden, therapeutic gardens

 Human Health and Indoor Environment

  • Physical, chemical and biological pollutants impact on health, wellbeing and productivity
  • Particles and health effects
  • Human response to thermal comfort and pollutants
  • Indoor Environment and elderly people
  • Diseases due to indoor environment

Exposure Assessment

  • Chemical pollutants – sources, field cases, regulations, measurement methods (VOC and SVOC), sampling issues
  • MVOC
  • Molds and allergens in Indoor Air and dust
  • Toxicity of nanoparticles and nanomaterials
  • Potential hazards from waste based / recycled building materials
  • Indoor dust as a sink for hazard compounds
  • Bioaerosols – sources, field cases, sampling and measurements, regulations
  • Particles – particle composition, sources, legislation
  • Radon and other inorganic pollutants in Indoor Air

New materials/solutions new challenges

  • New materials in building industry
  • Special finishing materials
  • New filters
  • UV / catalysts
  • Antimicrobial treatment and efficacy
  • Materials – sound absorbing, fire-resisting, etc.

 Indoor vs. outdoor pollutants

  • Chemical pollutants – sources, field cases, measurement and sampling issues
  • Indoor Chemistry (reactions, models, transformations)
  • Bioaerosols and related issues
  • Particles – particle composition, bioaerosols, sources, legislation
  • Rn and Indoor Air Quality
  • Indicators of Indoor Air Quality

Civil Engineering and Architectural issues

  • Buildings vibrations – diagnostics, control, influence on people
  • Advanced technologies for building acoustic, illumination, fire safety, etc.
  • Pedestrians level comfort around buildings
  • Pollutant dispersion around buildings
  • Architectural personal design for disabled and elderly people
  • Research methods – CFD simulations, in-situ tests, model tests

Others  Based on submission