A call for papers for the IAQ 2016 Conference, “Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices,” has been extended until Nov. 30, 2015. The conference is co-organized by ASHRAE and AIVC, and will take place Sept. 12-14, 2016, in Alexandria, VA.

To submit an abstract or for more information, visit www.ashrae.org/IAQ2016.

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


• 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 Nov. 30, 2015. Upon acceptance, papers are due March 14, 2016.