IAQ 2013 Extends Abstract Deadline

The deadline to submit abstracts for ASHRAE’s IAQ 2013, Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings has been extended until Friday, Dec. 21. The conference will examine IAQ, thermal comfort, source control, air cleaning, ventilation, exposure and related environmental health concerns associated with low energy building design, construction, retrofit and operation.

The conference, IAQ 2013, Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings, takes place Oct. 15-18, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This conference is co-organized by ISIAQ and is the 17th in the ASHRAE IAQ conference series.

IAQ 2013 will review the state of knowledge of the balance of environmental health and energy efficiency in buildings and help define future education, policy and research directions. The roles of building, HVAC and passive system design and operation for achieving good environmental health in low energy buildings (both new and retrofit) are the core themes of this conference.

The conference program will include internationally acclaimed keynote speakers, original peer reviewed conference papers and extended abstract presentations. Abstracts are invited in the following subject areas:

• Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings • Moisture and Health • Sources and Chemistry • IEQ Factor Interactions • Residential Buildings • Commercial and Institutional Buildings • Air Cleaning and Filtration • Microorganisms and Infection • Tools (models, measurements and more)

The papers will be reviewed for a possible topical issue of ASHRAE’s HVAC&R Research Journal. Authors would be invited by the editor to write an expanded paper, which would undergo a rigorous double-blind review. Papers published in HVAC&R Research are included in the ISI Web of Science and Current Contents databases. HVAC&R Research has a 5-Year Impact Factor of 1.034.

For more detailed descriptions of each of the topic areas, visit www.ashrae.org/iaq2013. Abstracts, containing titles and 300 words or less summaries, should be submitted via the Call for Abstracts link at www.ashrae.org/IAQ2013.

For more information, email IAQ2013@ashrae.org or visit www.ASHRAE.org/IAQ2013.