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OFFICAIR - On the reduction of health effects from combined exposure to indoor pollutants in Modern Offices

INEGI - Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project classification

Scientific area

3.3 Health sciences


Public and environmental health

Project description

Project title

OFFICAIR - On the reduction of health effects from combined exposure to indoor pollutants in Modern Offices

Scientific Coordinator's name:

Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes

Scientific Coordinator's e-mail:

Principal R&D Unit:

Energy and Built Environment Group

Other R&D Units involved in the project:

Other R&D units involved in the project

Project keyword(s)

indoor air pollution; chemical reactions; health risk assessment

Short abstract and comments

Overal Aim: The overall objective of the OFFICAIR project (2010-2013) was twofold: firstly, to establish a framework for compiling new knowledge in terms of databases, modelling tools and assessment methods towards an integrated approach for the assessment of health risks related to indoor air pollution, focusing on modern office buildings; and, secondly, to support current EU policies, such as, the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution and the European Environment and Health Strategy and Action Plan, towards the improvement of the indoor environment in office buildings. Main Competences: • Identification of new, health relevant, primary and secondary pollutants that originate from indoor sources present in typical modern office environments, using novel detection methods and analysis techniques that go beyond the state-of-the-art; • Assessment of possible synergies of ozone-initiated pollutants (i.e. combined exposure) in office air and emitted from office equipment; • Support recommendations for IAQ policies in modern office buildings across Europe, and propose adjustments to the current practices and techniques resulting from the development in equipments and spaces organisation of offices.

Potential uses/indications

Setting good practices and target indicators for the design, construction, maintenance and management of office buildings, bearing the IAQ conditions for health, comfort and energy use.



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Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

FP7 (Agreement 265267)

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2016-05-03 13:33:39

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