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ASHRAE Extends Paper Deadline And Announces Call For Presenters For IAQ 2016 Conference

  • 03 Dec 2015
  • Atlanta

ASHRAE Extends Paper Deadline And Announces Call For Presenters For IAQ 2016 Conference

Media Contact:
Allen Haynes

ATLANTA – A call for papers for the IAQ 2016 Conference, “Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices,” co-organized by ASHRAE and AIVC, has been extended until Dec. 14, 2015.

The conference will take place Sept. 12-14, 2016, in Alexandria, Va., at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria. To submit an abstract or for more information, visit

The conference is the 18th in the ASHRAE IAQ series since its inception in 1986 and the 37th AIVC conference. The program will focus on current and emerging definitions of indoor air quality and how they are – or could be – implemented in government policies and in standards for the design and operation of buildings and other indoor environments used worldwide. IAQ 2016 will also highlight best practice solutions that go beyond existing minimum requirements.

Authors are invited to submit papers on the following topics and others appropriate to the Conference theme:

  • Definitions and metrics
  • Perception vs. performance
  • Monetization of IAQ
  • DALY (disability adjusted life years) and related approaches
  • Task performance/productivity
  • Integrated IEQ metrics
  • Regulatory vs. voluntary compliance for achieving IAQ
  • IAQ certification programs
  • Low energy/high performance buildings and IAQ
  • IAQ in sustainable building programs
  • Interactions: IEQ, climate change, energy efficiency
  • Monitoring
  • Sensors and big data
  • Post occupancy evaluations
  • Best practices
  • Case studies with data
  • Design, construction, operation
  • Commissioning
  • Ventilation and infiltration
  • IAQ, energy and moisture impacts
  • Mechanical and natural ventilation performance
  • IEQ and natural ventilation
  • IAQ and building/ductwork airtightness
  • Residential IAQ standards and policies
  • IAQ in Developing Economies
  • IAQ in mobile environments: aircraft, trains, ships, motor vehicles

Abstracts are due Dec. 14, 2015. Upon acceptance, papers are due March 28, 2016.

Call for Presentations
Abstracts are invited for presentations and sessions that address the conference theme.

Session proposals must include a 400 word overall abstract and titles and speaker information for presentations. Session format is flexible and may be panel discussion with short framing presentations or a group of longer format presentations. Target session length is 60 or 90 minutes.

Individual presentation proposals require a 400 word abstract and a 100-word “promotion” abstract. Accepted individual presentations will be organized into sessions by the Steering Committee.
Full length conference papers are not required for accepted presentations and sessions, but presenters must agree to recording of their presentation with slides and voiceover.

Presentation and abstracts are due March 7, 2016, and notifications of acceptance will be sent on March 28.

The conference program will include internationally acclaimed keynote speakers, original peer reviewed papers and the latest in indoor environmental quality control, plus invited speakers, workshops and panel discussions. A call for presenters will be announced after the call for papers closes. Invited speakers and keynote speakers will be announced.

The Indoor Air Quality Association and the Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance are partnering organizations.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at

About AIVC
AIVC (Air infiltration and Ventilation Centre) is the IEA information center on energy efficient ventilation. In recognition of the significant impact of ventilation on energy use, combined with concerns over indoor air quality, the International Energy Agency (IEA) inaugurated the AIVC in 1979. The AIVC offers industry and research organizations technical support aimed at optimizing ventilation technology. The AIVC offers a range of services and facilities, including comprehensive database on literature standards, and ventilation data. For more information, visit