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World IEQ Forum 2016 announces VIP speaker line-up; “unprecedented”, say the organisers

H.E. Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Sheikh Dr Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin J. Al-Thani, Director of Public Health, Ministry of Public Health, Qatar and Joseph G Allen, Assistant Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Director, Healthy Buildings, Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, are among the key speakers at the conference.

Added: Oct 20, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Striking a balance

While energy efficiency is gaining significant attention, and retrofitting is being incentivised, indoor air quality needs to be equally considered and carefully balanced in new buildings and retrofitting efforts, says Aisha Al Abdooli, Director, Air Quality Department at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in this interview with B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East. Excerpts…

Added: | By B Surendar

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Airing views

Air quality inside buildings is a matter of concern in the GCC region, especially since people spend considerable amount of time indoors. While factors like energy efficiency and IEQ have a bearing on indoor atmosphere, industry experts debate about what sort of leadership, solutions and ideas ought to drive the equation.

Added: Feb 14, 2016 | By Rajiv Pillai