Meet aims to address indoor air quality issues

 27 Feb 2017 - 10:33

Meet aims to address indoor air quality issues

The Peninsula

Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) yesterday began the Second International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates at Intercontinental Doha - The City Hotel.

The two-day conference is organised in association with American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter, under the sponsorship of Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. It aims to address energy and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in humid and arid hot climates.

The event attracted over 150 experts and researchers to exchange their ideas and discuss latest development in the field of indoor environmental quality in high ambient temperature climates.

Keynote speakers on the first day of conference were ASHRAE President Bjarne Olesen, University College of London Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) Deputy Director and Research Leader Prof Dejan Mumovic, Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Associations (REHVA) Vice-President Prof Jarek Kurnitski, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Group Leader and Senior Research Staff Dr Omar Abdelaziz. 

The experts presented papers on “Can International Standards for Indoor Environmental Quality Be Applied in Hot Climates?”, “The Impact of Temperature, Ventilation Rates and Indoor Air Quality on Students' Health and Performance”, “Nearly Zero Energy (nZEB) Regulation Progress in Europe”, and “Alternative Refrigerants for Air Conditioning in Hot Climates”.