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In the past 40 years, since the first oil crisis in the seventies, energy and climate goals have been shaping many countries´ policy and legislative agendas. The building sector plays a crucial role in achieving these goals, considering the energy use attributed to buildings and its huge potential for improved energy performance. Whereas in the past most of the focus was on reducing the energy consumption, it is not clear that better performing buildings must ensure an acceptable Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), by providing higher Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and comfort levels for their occupants. Building ventilation entails both challenges and opportunities to achieve this goal. In 2019 the AIVC completes its 40th year of existence and the conference organisers thought that it would be good to pay a particular interest to the evolution during these 40 years.

The goal of this conference is to promote networking and present new techniques and workflows that practitioners make better decisions during the simulation and modeling process of an entire building life cycle.

The International Societies of Exposure Science (ISES) and Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) proudly announce a joint conference “The built, natural, and social environments: impacts on exposures, health and well-being”. We aim at understanding the interactions between numerous and complex factors affecting healthy living, focusing on air pollutant exposure in built environment, and enriching the discussions to the effects of natural and social environments. Kaunas as a European Capital of Culture 2022 encourages discussions and forums related to the harmonious and sustainable urban development, informing and involving the wider communities. The built environment must always be discussed in connection with natural and social environments. The Conference aims to broaden up the scope with fresh insights towards improving health and wellbeing.

The topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • Sources and emissions
  • Concentrations, exposure, hazard, and risk assessment
  • Exposure assessment methods, models, simulation
  • Health, individuals, biomonitoring, and biological response
  • Comfort, productivity, community health and wellbeing
  • Advancing research/knowledge in an imperfect world: strategies, sampling, statistics
  • Exposure control strategies, practices
  • Perception, communication, policy

Symposia Proposals

The Symposium submission site for the ISES ISIAQ 2019 Joint Meeting will open on 1 November 2018. Check back for more information.

Abstract Submission
The Abstract submission site for the ISES ISIAQ 2019 Joint Meeting will open on 25 January 2019.

Global SBE series gets back to Helsinki to bring together the latest knowledge on sustainable buildings and their development trends. Conference themes will cover e.g. resource efficiency, circular economy, healthy spaces, net positivity, business concepts and innovations.

Planned as a 2.5 day workshop, organized under the principles and with the assistance of The Toxicology Forum, this meeting intends to progress towards a broadly accepted framework to assess and position the safety of trace chemicals exposure from consumer products, and in particular from articles and assembled consumer goods. Both experimental-analytical and computational approaches, and how their respective exposure data are realistic and relevant for safety assessments, will be in scope.

The HPC National Conference & Trade Show is where you will join over one thousand residential energy efficiency professionals for four days of outstanding educational sessions, networking, and inspiration. In educational sessions, over lunch, or during casual conversations over coffee at the Trade Show, you’ll have the chance to personally connect with industry leaders and your peers from across the country.

The Conference comes from the observation that the human factor affects significantly the actual energy performance over the building life cycle. The incorporation of behavioral insights into the building design and operation is starting to be recognized as a key topic. Research efforts are therefore needed for fully integrating human dimensions in the building energy performance: data on occupant behaviour have to be collected and properly elaborated; drivers and motivations have to be understood; indexes describing users comfort preferences and the impact on health and productivity have to be identified; new modeling approaches and tools need to be developed; design and operating strategies centered on occupants have to be defined.

Join industry leaders along with fellow weatherization professionals, home performance contracting businesses, program administrators, and others working in the residential energy efficiency industry for a cutting edge educational experience at the 2019 HPC Northwest Regional Home Performance Conference. Become a part of the conversation as we work together to strengthen the industry through education, networking, and new ideas.

EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Opportunity

Is Now Open!

FY2019 Request for Proposals

Full Proposal Due Date:

Friday, February 15, 2019, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) program awards grants that support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. The EJSG program will award approximately $1.5 million nationwide for this competitive opportunity. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 50 grants (5 per EPA Region) of up to $30,000 each. These grants are for one-year projects.

See additional details at: FY2019 EJ Small Grants RFP webpage

Informational Pre-Application Assistance Calls

Potential applicants are invited to participate in conference calls with EPA to address questions about the EJSG Program and this solicitation. Interested persons may access the pre-application assistance calls by dialing 866-299-3188 and entering the code 202-564-6349# when prompted. The following are the conference call dates and times:

Date and Time (Eastern Time)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (en Español): 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 31, 2019: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Is my organization eligible?

Eligible entities for this opportunity are as follows:

Incorporated non-profit organizations—including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks, faith-based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions

Federally recognized tribal governments—including Alaska Native Villages

Tribal organizations

If your organization is NOT eligible, we encourage partnering with eligible entities on an EJSG project. See the RFP for more information.

How can I apply?

Click the link below to go directly to the EJSG program website to access the full RFP, including instructions on applying through Grants.gov: FY2019 EJ Small Grants RFP webpage