ASHRAE announces new dates for IAQ 2020

ASHRAE has announced that the IAQ 2020 Conference in Athens, Greece, will be postponed until September 13-15, 2021. A new call for papers also has been announced for the conference.

Organized by ASHRAE and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the theme of the conference, “Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches,” focuses on the metrics, systems, sensors and norms necessary to implement performance approaches.

In addition to the original conference topics, the conference steering committee is seeking papers related to the scientific challenges that the world faces following the COVID-19 pandemic, which include: role of ventilation in building airtightness in epidemic preparedness; filtration and disinfectant options to control COVID-19; face-covering impacts on IAQ; and HVAC and IEQ in a post-COVID world.

Authors have the option to submit either a conference paper or an extended abstract and to state their preference for an oral or poster presentation. Submissions are due December 21, 2020. If accepted, complete manuscript submissions are due April 19, 2021. For more information, visit