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Indoor air quality, airtightness and ventilation – a challenging balancing act - Bristol 

9:00, Wednesday 22nd March
16:30, Wednesday 22nd March
South West | Bristol
Bristol, BS1 6XN United Kingdom BS1 6XN (map)
Training course


Book now for this very well-received event with a panel of expert speakers.

  • Does an airtight building result in an unhealthy internal environment?
  • What are the health consequences of poor indoor air quality?
  • What ventilation solutions are there to protect the occupants?

Indoor air quality, airtightness and ventilation – a challenging balancing act

In the past, under-ventilation of buildings was not seen to be much of an issue due to the unintended gaps in the external envelope providing plenty of fresh air to the occupants.

However due to improved workmanship, higher airtightness standards and legislative requirements, newer buildings are more airtight resulting in less uncontrolled fresh air entering buildings.

Improved airtight standards are to be welcomed as they reduce heat loss, lower carbon emissions and create a more comfortable internal environment but there is an increasing amount of concern that as we tighten up our buildings we are we creating unhealthy indoor environments that affect the well being of the occupants. The implications of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can be very serious - sick building syndrome, reduced productivity in offices and poor learning in schools.

Speakers at this seminar will discuss the main problem areas, present case studies illustrating good practice and outline solutions including the recently launched Building Services Guide by the Zero Carbon Hub (a free copy of this guide will be included in the delegate fee).


09.00 Registration and coffee

09.30 Introduction: Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

09.40 Why is ventilation becoming so important: Ian Mawditt, Four Walls

10.30 Pollutants and source control: Derrick Crump, UKIEG

11.15 Refreshments

11.40 Natural or mechanical ventilation? Evidence from recent studies:Speaker TBC

12.15 Ventilation performance and IAQ: a field study of new homes:William Leech, AECOM

13.00 Lunch

14.00 The Zero Carbon Hub Services Guide:Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

14.45 Effective Ventilation and the control of Indoor Air Quality: Simon Jones, Aereco

15.30 Refreshments

16.00 Panel Discussion

16.30 Close

Please note speakers and timings are subject to change.


Book 3 places at this event and get the 3rd place free. Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received.This offer may not be used in conjunction with other offers.

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What did previous delegates say about this event when held in London this summer?

“Terrific event and fantastic to hear about so much really thorough research”
Kate de Selincourt, Sustainable Building Writer and Editor

“Useful evidence based research – good quality and informative with experts in field ... Brilliant event!”
Clare Murray, Levitt Bernstein

"The speakers were excellent!” [TGR Q: Any Improvements that could be made?] “None, I was very impressed”
Sara Ladkani, Sheppard Robson

“Useful level of insight to the issues from experts in their field. All of it [was useful]. Really liked panel at the end too.”
Cath Hassell, ech2o consultants ltd

"Useful practicalities of how to address air quality issues and respond to user problems.”
Duncan Reynolds, Churchill Hui

What did you find most useful? “All of it”
Mike Mundell

This event is held with support from:

March 22nd, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Create Centre
Smeaton Road
Bristol,BSTBS1 6XN
United Kingdom

Indoor air quality, airtightness and ventilation – a challenging balancing act - Bristol

South West | Bristol