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World Ventil8 Day puts spotlight on health

The second annual World Ventilation Day (World Ventil8 Day) on November 8 will draw a direct link between ventilation in buildings and people’s health. The initiative, which is supported by professional bodies, universities, and environmental groups worldwide, aims to raise awareness of the vital role played by ventilation in maintaining people’s health, wellbeing, and productivity. […]

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World Ventil8 Day

World Ventil8 Day is being held on Wednesday, November 8 to help raise awareness about the importance of ventilation as a crucial part of people’s health and wellbeing. It also aims to recognise and celebrate the ventilation and indoor air quality community. Originally launched by a group of scientists, academics, engineering bodies and environmental activists, […]

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Climate control, termite style

Lund University researchers in Sweden have found that future buildings inspired by termites could achieve the same effect as traditional climate control but with greater energy efficiency and fewer emissions. According to the researchers, termite mounds have a sophisticated ventilation system that allows air to circulate throughout the structure. This helps maintain and regulate temperature […]

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ASHRAE approves infectious aerosol control standard

ASHRAE has announced the approval for publication of its airborne infection risk mitigation standard for buildings. ASHRAE Standard 241 Control of Infectious Aerosols establishes minimum requirements to reduce the risk of disease transmission by exposure to infectious aerosols in new buildings, existing buildings, and major renovations. The standard has been developed to reduce exposure to […]

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Clean Air Accelerator seeks IAQ innovators

A new accelerator focused on clean air technologies is seeking 10 startups to receive mentoring and guidance from experienced startup founders and investors, and deep domain input from scientific and industry experts. The Clean Air Accelerator is a not-for-profit initiative that will support the development and implementation of technologies that can “provide clean air to […]

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Fast-track pathogen mitigation standard under development

ASHRAE has convened a project committee to develop an indoor air quality (IAQ) pathogen mitigation standard. The goal is to finalise the consensus-based, code-enforceable standard within six months. “The health and wellbeing of building occupants are crucial factors that must be considered during the design, construction and operation phases of the building process,” says ASHRAE […]

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Worldwide celebration of ventilation

November 8 is being celebrated as the first official World Ventilation Day – or, as it has been dubbed, World Ventil8 Day. Launched by a coalition of scientists, academics, engineering bodies and environmental activists, the international awareness campaign promotes the critical role of better building ventilation in supporting health, wellbeing, and productivity. It is being […]

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World Ventilation Day set for November 8

November 8 has been confirmed as World Ventilation Day, with the theme for the inaugural running to be “celebrating ventilation”. The initiative was established by a group of ventilation professionals in the UK from CIBSE, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), and academic researchers within the Future Urban Ventilation […]