Healthy Buildings Conference 2022 Moves to Live Virtual Format

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GRANVILLE, Ohio—January 7, 2022—The upcoming Healthy Buildings Conference 2022 will transition to a live virtual format in regard for the health and safety of all attendees, presenters, staff, and organizers. Sponsored by the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) and hosted by the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI), the event will take place live online January 18-20, 2022. Recordings of the live sessions will be made available to registrants at a later date.

Healthy Buildings Conference 2022 will feature more than 200 science-based oral presentations, poster presentations, and workshops focused on “Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice—In the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond.”

“Particularly now, as new COVID-19 variants proliferate, everyone wants a better understanding of how to keep our buildings healthy and safe,” said John Downey, executive director, CIRI. “This change in plans is not totally unexpected given all the uncertainty of the past two years. We are well prepared to deliver an abundance of new research in a real-time, virtual format.”

The three-day event will include three tracks, each containing multiple 90-minute sessions organized around key themes, such as the impact of indoor air quality on health, comfort, productivity and perception, sources and health effects, cleaning and disinfection, ventilation, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and more. The virtual sessions will be highly interactive, including “lightning presentations,” panel discussions, and live Q&A opportunities. All content will be searchable by topic and author, allowing you to determine your preferred schedule.  View the full program here.

Sample cleaning and disinfection sessions include:

  • A Pilot Study on School Cleaning Intervention, Dr. Richard Shaughnessy, Dr. Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy, Dr. Mark Hernandez
  • Disinfectant Type and its Relationship with Antimicrobial Resistance in Isolates and Communities, Ms. Olivia Barber, Prof. Erica Hartmann
  • Disinfection By-Products Arising from Indoor Space Disinfection for COVID-19, Dr. Caroline Widdowson
  • Assessment of Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection in Hilton Hotels in Colorado, North Carolina and Oklahoma by Dr. Richard Shaughnessy, Dr. Ulla Haverinen-Shaughnessy, Dr. Eugene Cole, Dr. Mark Hernandez
  • Chemical Exposure Reduction in Cleaning and Disinfectant Processes, Dr. Pawel Misztal, John Downey, Dr. Dustin Poppendieck, Dr. Kerry Kinney

Sample remediation and restoration sessions include:

  • ATP Testing: Use and Misuse in Water Loss Restoration by Dr. Ralph Moon
  • Understanding The Big Picture Of Remediation Of A Water Damaged Building With Sensitized Occupants, Mr. Michael Pinto
  • Microbial Growth and mVOC Emissions from Building Materials Associated with Increased Moisture, Dr. Sarah Haines, Ms. Emma Hall, Ms. Katarzyna Marciniak, Dr. Pawel Misztal, Prof. Allen Goldstein, Dr. Rachel Adams, Dr. Karen Dannemiller
  • Advances in Monitoring Technologies for Interior Environments: The Changing Face of Formaldehyde Analysis, Dr. Caroline Widdowson, Dr. Dustin Poppendieck
  • Putting ‘Emerging Technology’ Air Purification Devices to the Test, Mr. Jacob Persky, Dr. Frank Pagone, Mr. Luke Nienhaus

In addition to oral and poster sessions and workshops, Healthy Buildings will feature plenary talks from experts in research and practice:

  • Joseph G. Allen, associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity.
  • Terry Brennan, building scientist, educator and author of the U.S. EPA Moisture Control For Commercial Building Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance Guidance. With a background in physics, biology and building construction, Mr. Brennan combines theory and practice in a unique and integrated way.
  • Lidia Morawska, Professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, and the Director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH) at QUT, which is a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization on Research and Training in the field of Air Quality and Health. Professor Morawska was recently identified as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2021.” 
  • Jordan Peccia, Associate professor of Environmental Engineering at Yale University. Peccia’s research integrates engineering and public health approaches with quantitative molecular biology tools to study human exposure to microbes in the built environment.
  • Anita van Breda is Senior Director of Environment and Disaster Management at the World Wildlife Fund. With more than 20 years of experience in conservation and disaster management, she currently leads WWF’s work supporting environmentally responsible disaster recovery, reconstruction, and risk reduction including international policy, operations, and training, and is a member of the WWF Internal Covid-19 Working Group.
  • Greg Whiteley, Chairman of Whiteley Corporation and Adjunct Fellow in the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University.

The cost to attend Healthy Buildings Conference 2022 is $370 for CIRI members and $505 for nonmembers. For those unable to attend the live event, recorded sessions will be made available at a later date. One year of free ISIAQ membership is offered as part of the non-member registration, providing registrants with access to a full library of additional webinars and research materials.

CIRI Members: Use code HB2021-AMCIRI to receive your discounted registration.

To learn more about the event, visit Register today!

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