Stiebel Eltron promotes IAQ improvements for classrooms

Stiebel Eltron is promoting the use of its VRL-C heat-recovery ventilation systems as a measure to improve air exchange in heavily frequented rooms, including classrooms. “A ventilation device not only brings fresh, virus-free air into the room and recovers valuable energy from the exhaust air,” says the company. “It also lowers the CO2 concentration and […]

Events and conferences

Special offer on Survival of the fittest seminar series

CIBSE ANZ is hosting an online seminar series called “Survival of the Fittest” that will explore the latest research, best ventilation practices and indoor air quality from Australia, the US, UK and New Zealand. Those interested in attending can register with a $70 discount using the code “AIRAHSurvival2021”. The sessions will be held on the […]

Airborne disease
Events and conferences

Infection transmission through air

The Indoor Air Quality Association Australia (IAQAA) is holding an online “Lunch and Learn” session about airborne disease transmission on Tuesday, August 3. Dr Jayne Morrow, former executive director of the US Science and Technology Council to the Obama administration, and leading microbiologist and molecular biologist, will be taking the session. She will discuss how […]


Concerns grow over IAQ in Australian schools

A recent RMIT research project has highlighted the poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in some Victorian classrooms, and added to concerns around ventilation in Australian schools in general. Given their developmental stage and the amount of time they spend in the classroom, school children are particularly vulnerable to poor air quality. According to the report, […]


Time for ‘paradigm shift’ on indoor air quality

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) air-quality expert Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska is leading an international call for a “paradigm shift” in combating airborne pathogens such as COVID-19 by improving indoor ventilation systems. Professor Morawska led a group of almost 40 researchers from 14 countries in a call published in Science for a shift in standards […]


Australian schools failing on indoor air quality

Australian schools need better ventilation to improve student health and productivity, according to new research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). A team from the UNSW Sydney’s School of Built Environment found concentrations of CO₂ in classrooms peaked significantly higher than the 850ppm threshold prescribed by the National Construction Code due to a […]

IAQ Magazine

Indoor Air Quality magazine launches

The Building Environmental Wellness Group has published its first edition of IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) Magazine. Ivi Sims, AM.AIRAH, and Dr Melissa Marot are the co-founders behind the quarterly digital magazine. It focuses on all aspects of indoor air quality, including: Restoration  Indoor air quality, building and occupants Building physics HVAC Innovation in technology in […]


ebm-papst develops sensor-based building standard

ebm-papst and its digital enterprise, neo, have developed RESET as an international standard for data quality used to quantify the health performance of real estate in real-time. According to the company, RESET is the world’s first sensor-based building standard for commercial buildings and their interior spaces. The standard monitors, communicates, and certifies the air quality […]


Expect greater emphasis on IAQ after COVID, says BSRIA

Air conditioning and ventilation providers will be required to do much more to address indoor air quality issues following the COVID-19 pandemic, says the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) in the UK. New findings from the UK-based organisation have warned that COVID-19 and research concerning airborne contamination in enclosed, poorly ventilated spaces has […]