Meeting 19th Dec 2017 at the University of Leeds

The Low-Energy Ventilation Network (LEVN) held its biggest meeting yet on 19th Dec 2017 at the University of Leeds! The event was attended by around 70 delegates representing 40 universities and companies from around the UK.

This one day event brought together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from different aspects of indoor air quality. A range of perspectives we shared on the issues of poor air quality in buildings, the current research activities and future needs in this area, and the potential design and policy solutions to improve buildings from both and energy and health perspective. Alongside the Low Energy Ventilation Network, the meeting was held in collaboration with three other relevant networks who share overlapping interests:·

· UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG)

· Health Effects of Modern Airtight Construction (HEMAC)

· CIBSE Natural Ventilation Group

The event featured 6 talks from leading speakers focusing on current topics within indoor air, and the challenges in different environments (click on the names or titles to see the relevant slides):

- Professor Dejan Mumovic, University College London - Space Meets Education: Engineering Cognitive Performance

- Dr Henry Burridge, Imperial College London - Understanding localised flows within buildings: better ventilation and indoor air quality

- Professor Tim Sharpe, Director MEARU, Glasgow School of Art - A breath of Fresh Air? Ventilation performance in contemporary homes

- Richard Daniels, Education Funding Agency - Environmental Quality in schools - The ESFA Output Specification

- Dr Ben Jones, University of Nottingham - Safe as houses? What we think we know about indoor air quality

- Dr Megan Davies-Wykes, University of Cambridge - The effect of buoyancy on cross-ventilation