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Green Sustainable Building Experts Needed
Help Shape the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IGCC) at the International Code Council’s Code Development Hearings in Dallas.
American Public Health Association abstracts due shortly
The American Public Health Association is receiving abstracts for the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held October 29 - November 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.
WHO launches first indoor air quality guidelines on indoor chemicals
The WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Selected pollutants are the result of contributions from over 60 leading experts worldwide to a WHO/Europe-coordinated project. They present for the first time evidence and guidance to protect health globally from the impact of nine indoor chemicals.
USGBC LEED IEQ Comment Period Closes December 31st
The Next Wave: Solar Water Heating Systems Yield Immediate Energy Savings
Solar water heating (SWH) applications represent a significant opportunity to reduce energy use in both commercial and residential building sectors in the United States at a low financial and spatial cost.
DOE Announces Historic Strides in Energy Efficiency for Residential and Commercial Building Codes
Late last month, members of the International Code Council (ICC) met in Charlotte, North Carolina and voted to increase the energy efficiency levels for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the energy section of the building safety and fire prevention codes that set minimum safeguards for U.S. buildings.
EPA Seeks Public Comments on "Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades"
EPA is developing voluntary Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades, in conjunction with the Department of Energy (DOE) Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades.
Free Download: ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007 I-P
To promote energy efficiency, ASHRAE and the US Department of Energy are making Standard 90.1-2007 (I-P Edition) available for free download (PDF).
World Sustainability Conference
Practice Greenhealth Call for 2011 Webinar Proposals
Practice Greenhealth is accepting proposals for its 2011 Webinar Series. They are looking for a few well-spoken individuals who are interested in showcasing their organization’s success in reducing environmental impact or integrating sustainability features or programs.
DOE Webinar October 28, 2010: Strategies to Cut Energy Use by 50 Percent in Commercial Buildings
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Technologies Program is offering a Webinar on Thursday, October 28, 2010, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern titled "Strategies to Cut Energy Use by 50% in Commercial Buildings."
New Toolkit to Help Local Governments with Green Building Practices
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announced the release of the Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit for Local Governments (Toolkit).
EPA Releases Draft Formaldehyde Assessment Report for Peer Review and Public Comment
WASHINGTON – On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release for independent peer review and public comment a draft human health assessment for formaldehyde that focuses on evaluating the potential toxicity of inhalation exposures to this chemical. Formaldehyde is widely used and can be found in many consumer products.
Preliminary Call for Abstracts for Indoor Air 2011
It is time to start thinking about what research you might want to present, or what other presentations you might want to make. Indoor Air 2011 will be the 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate.
ASHRAE Guideline Addresses Interactions Affecting Indoor Environmental Quality
ATLANTA – A proposed guideline, currently out for public comment, would provide guidance on achieving good indoor environments by considering the interactions of air quality and thermal conditions as well as lighting and acoustics.
Chinese drywall - Is it a problem in your home?
Due to heavy media coverage of a recent press release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and a federal court decision this past week, there is a surge of concern about potentially harmful drywall -- also known as gypsum board, gypsum wallboard, and the trade name, Sheetrock™.
2nd Public Review of ASHRAE Guideline 10P, Interactions Affecting the Achievement of Acceptable Indoor Environments
Proposed Guideline 10 looks at four of the primary goals of an acceptable indoor environment—good air quality, thermal comfort, good lighting, and good acoustics—and examines the various interactions that can occur when trying to achieve the larger goal of an acceptable indoor environment.
Weschler on human skin interactions with indoor air
Watch Charles Weschler describe the importance of human skin in the polluting the spaces we occupy in his recent lecture, now available on YouTube.
Publication - Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Indoor Mold
Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Indoor Mold provides the most current and comprehensive discussion on the basic practice of identifying mold damage, the evaluation of the samples that are collected, and the process of remediation.
Publication - WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould
WHO published its first guidelines on indoor air quality, addressing dampness and mould. They are the result of a rigorous, two-year review of the currently available science by 36 leading experts worldwide, coordinated by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

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