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Indoor Environmental Quality Research Roadmap 2012-2030: Energy Related Priorities - Report Available
This report is an update and expansion of the 2002 report, Energy –Related Indoor Environmental Quality Research.
Environmental Sensing by Wearable Device for Indoor Activity and Location Estimation
Special Issue of Building Research & Information (BRI) is now published, "Counting the Costs of Comfort".
Based on the NCEUB 2014 Windsor Conference, a special issue of Building Research & Information (BRI) is now published, "Counting the Costs of Comfort". Sue Roaf and Fergus Nicol were the guest editors.
UK Energy Research Centre International Summer School
The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is holding its 11th Annual Energy Summer School from 5th to 10th July 2015 at Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, UK. There will be 100 places available for UK and international students.
Top Ten Priorities for Getting to 2030
Just last week we celebrated the arrival of 2015, in all of its New Year's freshness and possibility. And while I'm happy to greet the new year with streamers and champagne, I have to admit I'm feeling a bit more serious than that.
Seeking Input on Definition for Zero Energy Buildings
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department), has funded the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to assess various potential definitions of Zero Energy Buildings (ZEBs) and propose draft definitions with input from a number of subject matter experts and stakeholder organizations.
EPA Revised Chlorpyrifos Assessment Shows Risk to Workers
EPA is releasing an assessment for public comment on the potential for human health risk of the pesticide chlorpyrifos.
The New Pharos & Product Decision Makin - How to use the New Pharos for Healthy Material Selections
How to use the New Pharos for Healthy Material Selections
LEED Adds Social Equity Credits to Rating System
New Belgian Royal decree for floor covering products
The Belgian authorities approved last month a new decree on VOC emissions from construction products.
California Department of General Services Releases California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)
The State of California Department of General Services released their policy that provides direction to state agencies that build, lease and operate state buildings, on reducing indoor pollutant levels and ensuring healthful indoor environments for occupants in new, renovated, leased, and existing state buildings, as directed in Governor’s Executive Order B- 18-12 and the Green Building Action Plan.
EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE)
Agency begins process to address potential human health risks
EPA Seeks Small Businesses’ Input on Lead Paint for Public and Commercial Buildings
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel as the agency considers steps to reduce lead based paint exposure from the renovation, repair, and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Harmonizaion of Emissions Testing
European Collaborative Action Report No. 29 - Harmonisation framework for health based evaluation of indoor emissions from construction products in the European Union using the EU-LCI concept
Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance
As part of the Energy Department's commitment to helping families across the United States save money by saving energy, the Department announced today its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
Senior Visitor Scientist and Guest Student Positions at the French IAQ Observatory
Call for Participants: Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Job Task Analyses
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC) as the industry coordination body for the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, a set of voluntary national guidelines to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs.
Commentary: The need for metadata standards for microbe sampling in the built environment
MIxS-BE: a MIxS extension defining a minimum information standard for sequence data from the built environment
US EPA/NCER Grant Announcement: Indoor Air and Climate Change
EPA announces an extramural funding competition designed to support research that improves understanding of how climate change affects human health through indoor air quality as adapted by building designs and uses.
CIB Publication - The Implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings Policies: an International Comparison
This Final Report of CIB Commission TG66 - Energy and the Built Environment is published in the CIB website and can be downloaded for free. It provides a practical comparison of energy policies in different countries. The Author is Jean Carassus, Coordinator of TG66.

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