Re ECF Project: 2013-18

Project Title: The 13th international conference on indoor air quality and climate, July 7-12, 2014, Hong Kong

Applicant: Prof. Yuguo LI, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $500,000

Duration: 3/4/ 2014 to 1/8/ 2014. Conference date on 7-12 July 2014

Project Status/Remarks: Completed

Scope:
This“Indoor Air” is the official conference of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). The Conference will be held in Hong Kong for the first time. Indoor Air 2014 – “The 13th international conference on indoor air quality and climate” will be held in Hong Kong for the first time and is jointly organized by the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the City University of Hong Kong. The Conference would provide a platform for sharing the latest research and development in indoor air quality. Dedicated training courses and lectures from world leading scientists will also be provided during the conference. This application will also encourage and provide financial support to 30 local postgraduate students with diverse backgrounds in building science and technologies, environmental microbiology, public health, architecture and urban environment to participate in the conference.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
Indoor Air 2014 was held in Hong Kong for the first time and was jointly organized by The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). It was a platform for sharing the latest research and development on indoor environment science and technologies. Dedicated training courses and lectures from world leading scientists were provided to policy makers, practitioners and young researchers prior to and during the conference. Additionally, this ECF fund also allowed 30 local postgraduate students with diverse backgrounds in building science and technologies, environmental microbiology, public health, architecture and urban environment to attend the conference.