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Healthy Indoor Enivironments Final Seminar 28 May

The final seminar of the theme "Healthy Indoor Environments" took place at Lund University on the 28th of May. It was presented in cooperation with SWESIAQ, 103 participants attended and the lectures held were recorded and are now available in the program below! We wish to thank everyone who made the seminar a success! Welcome to view and listen to the presentations below.

Please register for the seminar here (before 2015-05-18)

Venue: IKDC, Stora hörsalen, Sölvegatan 26, Lund


Registration and coffee

Welcome –  Aneta Wierzbicka, Ergonomics  and Aerosol Technology, Lund University, Chairman of SWESIAQ and Sune Sunesson, director, Pufendorf IAS.

Healthy Indoor Environments- an overview of the Pufendorf IAS´s theme  – Aneta Wierzbicka and Yujing Li , Division of Building Materials, Lund University

What do we need to assess the quality of indoor environment?  Philomena M. Bluyssen, Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Coffee break

Indoor air quality and individual factors – why do some individuals develop health symptoms in certain buildings whereas others do not?  Anna-Sara Claeson, Department of Psychology, Umeå University


How can we build better houses for good indoor environment? Ingemar Samuelson, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

 Sustainability Challenges for Healthy Indoor Environments - Future Outlook –  Kwok Wai Tham, National University of Singapore 

Coffee break

Panel discussion  Philomena Bluyssen, Anna-Sara Claeson, Ingemar Samuelson, Kwok Wai Tham, Aneta Wierzbicka and Pawel Wargocki, DTU Technical University of Denmark and guestresearcher at Pufendorf IAS 2014-2015. Moderators: Emilie Stroh - Occupational and Environmental Medicine, lund University and Eja Pedersen - Environmental Psychology, Lund University

Closing – Aneta Wierzbicka


About the Keynote speakers:

Philomena Bluyssen was appointed full Professor Indoor Environment in 2012 at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Architecture, Engineering and Technology after working for more than 21 years for TNO. She coordinated several European funded projects on the optimisation of energy consumption and indoor environment quality. She is member of the international societies ASHRAE, ISIAQ and CIB. She has written more than 180 publications on national and international conferences and journals. For the Indoor Environment Handbook: How to make buildings healthy and comfortable, she was awarded the “the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 Award.” Her book titled ‘The Healthy Indoor Environment – How to assess occupants’ wellbeing in buildings’, was published by Taylor & Francis in 2014.

Anna-Sara Claeson is Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, Umeå University
With a background in chemistry and biology, my main research interest deals with the health effects of volatile chemicals indoors and why some individuals but not others get sick in certain environments. The research is based on human exposures and the interdisciplinary approach is an important part of my projects which means that both individual as well as environmental factors are dealt with. The research is funded by The Swedish Research Council, Formas and the Swedish foundation for humanities and social sciences.” 

Ingemar Samuelson is Professor at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, has been working with research and development in Building Physics at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden from 1977. Associated Professor at Lund University, the Faculty of Engineering, Dept. Building Physics, 1997-2010. Associated Professor at the University of Borås, 2002-2013. Head of “FuktCentrum” 2008-2012. FuktCentrum is a moisture research center comprising three departments at Lund University, one at CTH, one at KTH and one at a department of SP. Coordinator of CIB working commission W040, Heat and Moisture Transfer in Buildings 1993 - 2008. Extensive work on investigations, development of measures and recommendations for construction in houses with EIFS-walls.

Kwok Wai Tham Associate Professor and immediate past Head, Department of Building, School of Design and Enviroment, National University of Singapore. He has been researching on (i) indoor air quality impacts on health, performance and perceptions; (ii) ventilation, energy and thermal comfort; and (iii) indoor exposures to airborne infectious agents and ozone initiated chemistry. He is an elected member of the International Academy for Indoor Air Sciences (IAIAS), and has served as President, and currently Trustee of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He serves as a member of international advisory boards and scientific committees of major international conferences in the field of indoor air quality, has provided keynote and invited speeches, and undertaken numerous indoor air quality consultancies. He is a member of the editorial boards of Indoor Air, Buildings and Environment, Energy and Buildings.

Keynote speakers



P. Bluyssen
Copyright TUDELFT, photo: Job Jansweijer

Philomena Bluyssen, Professor of Indoor Environment, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Architecture, Engineering and Technology.


A-S Claeson
Anna-Sara Claeson, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Umeå University, 


I. Samuelsson
Ingemar Samuelson, Professor at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Lund University, 


Kwok Wai Tham, Associate Professor, Department of Building, School of Design and Enviroment, National University of Singapore

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