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UKIEG 2016 Conference

Date: 16 June 2016 Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Engineering & Computing (EC) Building, Coventry University, Gulson Road, Coventry, CV1 2JH Cost: £65 for students and UKIEG members; £120 for non-members


The role of residential and learning environments on occupant health and well-being throughout the life course is a key consideration, especially in the case of vulnerable populations such as children and older people. This conference brings together research and case studies to help shed light on this important topic.

The conference includes invited speakers, presentations and discussion, a poster session, networking opportunities and a tour of Coventry University’s innovative low impact building.

Topics include:

  • Role of residential and educational environments on occupant health and wellbeing
  • Thermal comfort and overheating
  • Features of low impact buildings and post-occupancy reviews
  • Impact of educational building design on occupant performance
  • The role of technology
  • Case studies



09:30 Registration & coffee

10:00 Welcome & Chairman’s introduction - Marcella Ucci, University College London

Morning session  Chair: Paul Harrison

10:05 ‘Homes Fit for Living and Ageing?’ - Domini Gunn, Chartered Institute of Housing

10:25 ‘Psychiatric care in the community and implications fordomestic design’ - Evangelia Chrysikou, UCL

10:45 ‘Optimising the design of new housing in the UK’ - Araz Agha, Coventry University

11:05 ‘Building indoor exposure to air pollutants released fromurban viaduct’ - Dr Zhiwen Luo, University of Reading

11:25 Coffee

11:40 ‘Reducing exposure to VOC’s with sustainable buildingproducts’ - Simon Corbey, ASBP & Ceri Loxton, BioComposite Centre

12:00 Poster ‘quick fire session’ (2 min presentations)

12:20 Lunch and Poster Viewing - Chaired by: Azadeh Montazami

13:15 AGM & Workshop Discussion - Chaired by: Marcella Ucci

Afternoon Session  Chair: Sani Dimitroulopoulou

14:00 Design for indoor environmental quality in schools - Richard Daniels, Department for Education

14:20 ‘Healthier schools design procedure’ - Dr Azadeh Montazami, Coventry University and Architype

14:40 ‘Case study: King’s Hawford Multi Comfort School’ - Tom Cox, Saint-Gobain

15:00 ‘User satisfaction survey in low-energy refurbishment ofhigher education buildings: Lessons learnt’ - Dr Monica Mateo-Garcia, Coventry University

15.20 Discussion session

15.50 Tour of Coventry University’s Innovative Low Impact Building

16.30 Networking drinks and close



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