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[Members Only] Lunch & Learn #17: Dr Jungsoo Kim: Assessing IEQ in buildings: Surveys as a ‘basic’ instrument for data collection

Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) is a systematic process of assessing the performance of buildings that have been occupied for a certain period of time, in particular focusing on occupants and their needs. Conducting an occupant survey is the most prevalent method of collecting building performance data, providing a snapshot of occupant satisfaction and workplace effectiveness. Therefore POE surveys are recommended by professional and regulatory bodies (e.g. ASHRAE, USGBC and CIBSE) as a ‘basic’ instrument for evaluating a building’s Indoor Environmental Quality…

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[Members Only] Lunch & Learn #16: Dr Ashak Nathwani AM: The role of air conditioning and ventilation systems in potential minimisation of COVID-19 infections in indoor settings

In our October Lunch and Learn session we will hear from Dr Ashak Nathwani AM, Director of the Air conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) Education & Research Foundation and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Dr Nathwani will present outcomes of the practical tests carried out by professionals from ARBS Education & Research Foundation in association with the IEQ team from the University of Sydney at the Australian National Maritime Museum. They were performed…

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[Members Only] Lunch & Learn #15: Lisa Coulburn – Mould-affected housing in Australia: What we know, what we don’t know and who’s at risk?

Mould-affected housing in Australia: What we know, what we don’t know and who’s at risk? Australian homes have previously been seen as less problematic for damp housing conditions due to relatively mild climate compared to that of other countries and a younger and better condition of housing stock. However, recent studies, a parliamentary inquiry, prolonged wet weather, flooding and media reports have highlight concerns for a potential widespread problem of mould-affected housing. The first step in addressing the problem of…

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[Members Only] Lunch & Learn #14: Dr Nigel Goodman – IAQ & Fragranced Consumer Products

Fragrance is used in consumer products around the world. However, it has been associated with adverse effects on indoor and outdoor air quality and human health. Also fragranced consumer products can emit and generate potentially hazardous compounds including formaldehyde and fine particulate matter. This talk will present findings from recent studies on the volatile emissions from fragranced consumer products and strategies on how to improve to indoor air quality. Speaker Biography Dr Nigel Goodman is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow…

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Lunch & Learn #13: SafeTraces: Proving Indoor Air Optimisation using Aerosol Tracer Technology

Like never before, facility managers, employers, and indoor air quality professionals are held to the highest standards of safety and rapidly evolving health regulation. Harnessing the power of DNA, veriDART by SafeTraces verifies engineering controls and HVAC performance for airborne pathogens to keep people safe in any indoor environment. https://www.safetraces.com/ 

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Lunch & Learn #12: The RESET Standard

RESET® Air is the world’s first sensor-based, performance-driven building certification program where indoor air quality is monitored and measured in real-time. Buildings and/or spaces are required to consistently maintain healthy indoor air quality at all times, as defined by the Standard. RESET Air is comprised of comprehensive standards for hardware or sensor performance, installation, maintenance and data communication. Learn more about the RESET Air Standard here: https://reset.build/standard/air.

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