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IAQ 2016

IAQ 2016
Defining Indoor Air Quality:
Policy, Standards and Best Practices

General Information
Keynote Speakers    Registration   Hotel Info
Schedule   Technical Program
Sponsorship   Steering Committee   Scientific Committee

 Alexandria, Virginia



IAQ 2016
Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices
Co-Organized by ASHRAE and AIVC
Sept. 12 – 14, 2016
Alexandria, VA


NEW>> Interactive Tech Program now available!

Download the IAQ 2016 App Now! www.ashrae.org/app




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General Information

IAQ 2016 Conference builds upon the success of the previous IAQ Conference in 2013 in Vancouver. The IAQ 2016 Conference also marks ASHRAE’s 18th conference of its kind first held in 1986 in Atlanta and AIVC’s 37th annual Conference.

The conference will provide a unique opportunity for dialog among attendees to facilitate understanding of current indoor air quality policies, standards and best practices with themes such as regulatory vs. voluntary compliance for achieving IAQ, the role of IAQ in sustainable building programs and the relationship between IAQ and IEQ, etc.

This conference will guide the researchers, experts, policy makers, building owners and operators, engineers, designers, IAQ professionals, commissioning agents, architects and other interested participants about what works and what really doesn’t work when tackling major improvements in indoor air quality. Target facilities include residential and non-residential buildings.


Keynote Speakers

David Jacobs, National Center for Healthy Housing, “Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve: Indoor Air Quality and Healthy Housing”

Chris Pyke, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, “From Project to Portfolio: Drivers and Barriers to Scaling up IAQ Performance from 1,000+ Property Companies and Funds around the World”

David Rowson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Public Health Priorities for Indoor Air Quality”    

Pawel Wargocki, Technical University of Denmark, “On the Quest for Indices Defining Indoor Air Quality: What Is a Reasonable Approach?”

Howard Wolf, HW3 Group (IICRC), “Reviving the “Lost Step” in IH Remediation Protocols and Remediation Plans”


Technical Program

NEW>> Interactive Tech Program now available!

Check out the new interactive Technical Program to find the topics, sessions and speakers of most interest to you! Featuring options to search by track, program type, date and keyword, the interactive Technical Program provides a detailed look at each session from color-coded tracks to sponsoring committees. Access, browse and bookmark the feature on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Final Technical Program Now Available! (Updated September 12, 2016)

Some 130 presentations will take place during the two-and-a-half day conference. Thirteen paper sessions with 60 papers are included, covering IAQ metrics, ventilation and IAQ measurement methods, residential IAQ, natural ventilation, infiltration, approaches and tools for achieving better IAQ and others. The technical program’s strength is in the steering committee’s influential industry ties to organize 13 sessions on current IAQ practices, standards and best practices with speakers who are leaders in the industry.  These sessions include:

  • Where Are We Going with IAQ Metrics?
  • Future of IAQ Sensors and Controls
  • Demand-controlled Ventilation
  • The Policymaker’s Perspective
  • IEA EBC Annex 68 Project: IAQ Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings
  • Evolution and State of the Art of the Residential Ventilation Standard for North America (ASHRAE 62.2)
  • Continuous Assessment of IEQ


The session “IAQ Standards Around the World: Where We Are and Where We Want To Be” discusses the current status of IAQ standards and guidelines throughout the world and how they might change in the future, particularly given the current focus on net, or near, zero energy and high performance buildings.
Also, “Practical Strategies for Achieving IAQ in High Performance Buildings” discusses performance measurements to assess the achievement of IAQ in high performance buildings and materials specifications programs to guide improved IAQ by better materials selection to reduce contaminant sources.


Continuing Education Credits for Maintaining ASHRAE Certification

The technical program is approved for Professional Development Hours that can be applied to requirements for maintaining Professional Engineer licensure.

In addition, the IAQ 2016 Conference offers 16.75 PDHs toward recertification for holders of the following ASHRAE Certifications:

  • Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP)
  • Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP)
  • High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP)
  • Operations and Performance Management Professional (OPMP)



Download the registration form (PDF) (Updated 8/1/2016)

Registration prices are as follows:

Advance through Sept. 10, 2016

  • Member: $600
  • Non-member: $650

Onsite through Sept. 11 – 14, 2016

  • Member: $650
  • Non-member: $700

Other registration rates:

  • Speaker: $400
  • Member One-Day: $325
  • Non-member One-Day: $375
  • Member Virtual Conference Only: $129
  • Non-member Virtual Conference Only: $179

Conference registration includes:

  • Virtual conference
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Reception on Sunday, Sept. 11
  • Lunch on Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13
  • Morning Breaks on Monday, Sept. 12, Tuesday, Sept. 13, Wednesday, Sept. 14
  • Afternoon Breaks on Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
901 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


The Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria is located within sight of the United States Capital and less than ten minutes from the Smithsonian Institute & Museums, National Monuments, Pentagon, Tyson's Corner and the Central Business District of Washington, D.C. Additionally, the hotel is steps away from the waterfront galleries and shops in Old Town Alexandria, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and other Historic Northern Virginia attractions.


$159/night + tax

To make your reservation please call 1-800-227-6963 or 1-877-317-5752 and reference the group “ASHRAE IAQ 2016 Conference” to receive the negotiated room rate. The group code of A7Z can be used if for some reason a reservationist cannot find the "ASHRAE IAQ 2016 Conference" room block.

You may also make your hotel reservation online here with the group code A7Z.

Room reservations must be made by Tuesday, August 23, 2016 to guarantee availability and the negotiated room rate.


Schedule at a Glance


Sunday, September 11
Noon - 6 pm Registration
1 – 5 pm ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee Meeting
2 - 5 pm Speaker's Lounge
5 – 6 pm Welcome Reception*
Monday, September 12
8 – 9 am Welcome and Keynote
9:15 am - 12:15 pm Technical Program
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch*
1:30 – 2 pm Keynote
2 – 5:15 pm Technical Program
Tuesday, September 13
8 – 8:30 am Keynote
9 am – 12 pm Technical Program
12 – 1 pm Lunch*
1-1:30 pm Keynote
1:45 – 5 pm Technical Program
Wednesday, September 14
8 – 8:30 am Keynote
8:45 am – 12:30 pm Technical Program
12:30 – 1:15 pm Closing Remarks
2:30 – 8 pm AIVC Board Meeting
Thursday, September 15
8 am – 1 pm IEQ-GA Meeting
*included in registration fee


The conference organizers are pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities to engage industry participation. The expected attendance for this conference is 250 people. Participants in the conference will be researchers, experts, policy makers, building owners and operators, engineers, designers, IAQ professionals, commissioning agents, architects and other participants interested in what works and what really doesn’t work when tackling major improvements in indoor air quality.

For more information about sponsorship benefits and levels, download our Sponsorship Levels. If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please download and complete the Sponsorship Agreement Form and send to Ragan McHan at rmchan@ashrae.org.


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee members are:

  • William Bahnfleth, Chair
  • Wane Baker
  • Chris Balbach
  • Charlene Bayer
  • Paul Francisco
  • Larry Schoen
  • Chandra Sekhar
  • Zuraimi Sultan
  • Bob Thompson
  • Don Weekes
  • Eric Werling
  • Bjarne Wilkins Olesen
  • Pete Wouters
  • Remi Carrie

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee members are:

  • Alireza Afshari
  • Pilar Linares Alemparte
  • William Bahnfleth
  • Wane Baker 
  • Chris Balbach 
  • Charlene Bayer 
  • Remi Carrie
  • Pierre Deroubaix
  • François Durier
  • Paul Francisco 
  • Willem de Gids
  • Jaap Hogeling
  • Arnold Janssens
  • Jae-Weon Jeong
  • Benjamin Jones
  • Maria Kolokotroni
  • Risto Kosonen
  • Hannu Koskela
  • Jean Lebrun
  • Yun Gyu Lee
  • Bjarne Wilkins Olesen 
  • Andy Persily
  • Larry Schoen 
  • Chandra Sekhar 
  • Max Sherman
  • Zuraimi Sultan 
  • José Antonio Tenorio Ríos
  • Bob Thompson 
  • Don Weekes 
  • Eric Werling 
  • Pete Wouters 
  • Hiroshi Yoshino


Gold Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

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