41st AIVC – ASHRAE – IAQ – 9th TightVent & 7th venticool joint Conference 2020 – [Postponed]

31 May 2020 – COVID-19 update for registrants.

On behalf of ASHRAE and AIVC, we wish to inform you that a decision was made to postpone the IAQ 2020 Conference. It will be rescheduled in 2021 as a face-to-face conference in Athens, Greece.  At this time, the 31 May deadline for submitting papers is suspended.

The decision to postpone the conference was made in large part by the results of the survey completed by some 170 authors:

  • a majority (53%) said they are ‘unsupportive’ of attending the September 2020 conference in Athens and
  • 77% said they are ‘supportive’ of postponing the conference until next year.

The Steering Committee will be meeting in the next two weeks to determine the new date for the postponed conference and to develop a revised planning schedule for the papers. Stay tuned!


The 41st AIVC – ASHRAE – IAQ joint Conference “IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ” will be held from the 14th to the 16th of September 2020 in Athens, Greece together with the 9th TightVent and the 7th venticool conferences.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been the core of ASHRAE’S IAQ series of conferences for the past 30 years. This conference will expand from Indoor Air Quality to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). IEQ includes air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, and illumination and their interactions. The particular focus of this conference is on performance approaches including the metrics, systems, sensors and norms necessary to implement them.

Conference topics:

  • Health and Well-being: Appropriate technical and operational definitions
  • Performance Metrics: For all aspects of IEQ
  • Interactions: Interactions between IEQ parameters
  • Occupant Behavior: How behavior impacts IEQ and how IEQ impacts behavior – psychological dimensions of IEQ
  • Smart Sensors and Big Data: Sensor properties, data management, cybersecurity, applications
  • Smart Controls: Equipment properties, commissioning, equivalence
  • Resilience and IEQ: Responding to climate change and disasters
  • Ventilation: Mechanical, passive, natural and hybrid systems
  • Air Tightness: Trends, methods and impacts
  • Thermal Comfort: Dynamic approaches, health impacts and trends
  • Policy and Standards: Trends, impacts, implications

Keynote speakers

  • Philomena Bluyssen, Professor of Indoor Environment, TU Delft
  • Richard de Dear, Ph.D., Director, Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory, University of Sydney
  • Mariana Figuiero, Director of the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dr. Benjamin Jones, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Cath Noakes, PhD, FIMechE, FIHEEM, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings, University of Leeds
  • Stephanie Taylor MD, M Architecture, CIC, FRSPH(UK), MCABE, Taylor Healthcare Consulting, Inc.

For further information please visit:

https://www.aivc.org/event/14-16-september-2020-conference-athens-41st-aivc-ashrae-iaq-joint-conference

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