The Indoor Air Quality Special Interest invite members to attend a webinar on the topic of:
An IAQ Observatory: What can we get from the French experience?
Dr Corinne Mandin, Head of IAQ and Exposure Assessment Unit, Scientific and Technical Center for Building (CSTB), France
French authorities has set up “The French Indoor Air Quality Observatory (IAQO)” in 2001. The main objective was to collect data on pollutants from indoor environment that could be used for evidence-based policy.
Funded exclusively by public funding, the IAQO is coordinated by the Scientific and Technical Center for Building (CSTB) and involved partners across France for data collection, analysis and reporting. Nationwide surveys were carried out in dwellings (2003-2005), in schools (2013-2017), and in office buildings (2013-2017). Next year, the IAQO will survey age care facilities. The results of each survey are publicly available.
This webinar will present the governance and the functioning of the IAQO. It will introduce how scientific results were used by the French Ministries for policymaking (mandatory VOC emission labeling of building material, regulatory monitoring of IAQ in children facilities, IAQ guidelines). The IAQO could also provide scientific watch for the authorities on emerging issues for health and comfort, and report on topics arising from professional bodies and the community.
RSVP 29 August, 2018