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ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference 2022

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products’ Healthy Buildings Conference returns for a 6th year, taking place online on Thursday 24th February 2022, 2-5pm. The conference will feature expert speakers at the forefront of their professions, with talks on indoor air quality and healthy product research, important new health & wellbeing standards, and cutting-edge case studies.

Programme

  • 14:10 KEYNOTE: Impact of building materials on indoor air quality and research around comparison of standard materials and low emission materials – Professor Nic Carslaw, Professor in Indoor Air Chemistry, University of York
  • 14:30 Bio-based products and formaldehyde-free binders – Professor Avtar Matharu, Director of Green Chemistry, University of York
  • 14:50 CASE STUDY: The Phoenix Project, Lewes: Local and sustainable materials on a meaningful scale, joined up thinking on Build and Design and the ‘Impact Framework for Remarkable Places’ – Andy Tugby, Site Manager, Human Nature
  • 15:10 Q&A15:25 Breakout rooms and networking
  • 15:50 An update on PAS3003, BS40102 H&W and indoor air quality studies – Dave Kieft, Managing Director, EFT Energy Consultants
  • 16:05 PAS 6463: Design for the mind – Neurodiversity and the built environment – Jean Hewitt, Senior Inclusive Design Consultant, Buro Happold
  • 16:20 Transparency and fighting against greenwash – New building product code for construction product information – Amanda Long, Chief Executive, Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • 16:35 CASE STUDY: Velindre Hospital and research on benefits to disadvantaged and marginalised people in getting involved with natural building – Mark McKenna, Founding Director, Down to Earth
  • 16:50 Q&A
  • 17:00 Close

Key details

Thursday 24th February 2022. 14:00-17:00

Location: Online (Zoom)

Registration: £37.50 for members of [YOUR ORGANISATION NAME]. £25 for ASBP members; £50 general admittance. 25% early bird discount until 21/01. All tickets exclusive of VAT.

Further information and to book: https://asbp.org.uk/healthy-buildings-2022

TAPAS Lunchtime Seminar Series

Every Thursday, 1pm-2pm, online

Our partner network, TAPAS have an online weekly seminar series: you can find out more and see the schedule here

CleanAir4V Lunchtime Seminars

Our partner network, CleanAir4V, has 2 upcoming seminars this September. Full joining details and abstracts can be found on their events page.

Wednesday 15th September 12-1pm: Professor Zhuohui Zhao (Fudan University)

Title: “Intervention Studies on Air pollution and health in China”. Professor Zhaos’ research interests particularly focus on indoor air pollution, environmental exposure and health and childhood environmental exposure. She has publications on topics covering PM2.5 and PM1 to bioaerosols and microorganisms. Much of the work links air pollutants to health impacts such as sick building syndrome and chronic respiratory diseases.

Wednesday 22nd September 12-1pm: Dr Li Liu (Tsingua University)

Title: “Occupational exposure risk of healthcare workers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic”. Dr Liu over the last 18 months has focused on indoor transmission of COVID-19. His work has included ventilation strategies in various settings and environmental monitoring techniques in infection control.

Social Research and Air Quality: STFC, Social Sciences and SAQN

Tuesday 26th January, 12.30 – 14.30, online

How do social sciences undertake and interact with air quality research? What capabilities does STFC have to support social science research in this field? Can we build collaborations between different disciplines to address air quality challenges?

In this interactive, online session, we will hear from social scientists researching air quality, and from STFC departments with the potential to support these types of research. There will be opportunities to discuss how to work across social and physical sciences, and to break down disciplinary barriers to enable better collaboration. We will focus on the next steps needed to include social sciences more fully in air quality research.

The workshop is for STFC staff, all air quality researchers and anyone with a background in social science. Attendance is free, but registration in advance is required.

Further networking time will be available for an hour after the meeting closes.