Please join us at the latest Healthy Homes Ireland (HHI) Forum meeting in Dublin on Tuesday, 13th December.
The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) and Velux are delighted to invite you for the next meeting of Healthy Homes Ireland (HHI) Forum on Tuesday, 13 December 2022 (9.30am to 1pm).
The objective of the HHI Forum is to identify the extent to which current public policy, building industry practice and other factors help or hinder the achievement of healthy homes, to identify those areas that should be prioritised, and to develop a set of policy recommendations. Following discussions at the previous forum meeting in July, the research will now focus on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) – thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics and daylighting – in existing homes.
At the December’s Forum, we will hear from a specialist in public health medicine and have a panel discussion with experts in IEQ. This will be followed by a brief project update on the findings of the research by CBRE , including gaps identified by the project team in policies and support mechanisms in relation to IEQ in existing homes. The update and panel discussion are designed to inform the workshop discussion that follows. The workshop will provide forum participants with the opportunity to provide input for policy recommendation ideas.
Please register with [email protected] by Friday 9th December
09.00 am Registration & networking
09.30 am Welcome and opening remarks
Kevin O’Rourke, Chair, Healthy Homes Ireland
09.35 am Presentations Improving Indoor Environmental Quality in our Homes
- Dr Gráinne McGill, Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Strathclyde, UK Indoor Environments Group Committee Member, and HEMAC network coordinator
- Douglas Booker, Regional Clean Air Champion for West Midlands to Northwest of England, UK Clean Air Programme
- Dr Paul Kenny, Assistant Professor, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
- Dr Emmet English, Managing Director, Amplitude Acoustics
10.30 am Coffee Break
10.45 am Workshop
Following a project update from Rachael McGinley of CBRE, participants will help the research team in generating policy recommendations on improving IEQ in existing homes
12.45 pm Closing remarks
13.00 pm Lunch
Dr Gráinne McGill -Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, UK Indoor Environments Group Committee Member, and coordinator of the Health Effects of Modern Airtight Construction (HEMAC) network. She is also co-founder of the UK Air Quality Network (UKAQN).
Douglas Booker -Regional Clean Air Champion for West Midlands to Northwest of England, UK Clean Air Programme. He also runs National Air Quality Testing Services which is currently funding three PhD projects with Lancaster University – Energy Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality, Indoor Particulate Matter Mitigation, and Indoor Air Quality & Environmental Justice
Dr Paul Kenny – Assistant Professor at the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. He is actively engaged in teaching, postgraduate supervision and research in the fields of daylight, sustainable & healthy building design and performance
Dr Emmet English,-Managing Director of Amplitude Acoustics, an acoustic engineering consultancy providing advice, support, and solutions in planning, building acoustic design, environmental noise and vibration. He is also a member of Engineers Ireland and the Institute of Acoustics.