Healthy Buildings 2012

One Day Symposium - 9 July 2012


Balance of Power: Energy Conservation versus Indoor Environment Quality

Around the world current public debate is focussed on the global problem of climate change. A crucial part of this discussion is how greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced. In the context of the built environment this has, in recent years, created a shift towards energy efficiency and sustainable development.


But what kind of indoor environments can we expect in future buildings if energy efficiency is the main target? Is it possible to strike a balance between these competing interests? Or are we already there?


The subject of this symposium will be balancing the need for energy conservation, while improving indoor environmental quality. Bringing together key industry stakeholders, this will be an opportunity to hear and learn from experts on the current situation; contribute discussions on future direction; and provide a chance for interdisciplinary networking.


As part of the 10th International Healthy Buildings Conference, which will be held from 8-12 July 2012, there will also be a one day symposium which will focus on optimising energy efficiency and securing improved indoor air quality in green buildings. Delegates can participate in the entire conference or just in the one day symposium. More information about the program for the conference and symposium is provided below.


Convenor: Mark Thomson, Corporate Sustainability Principal, Schiavello Group P/L


Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia

Target Audience: Building Industry Groups (design consultants, government advisors, architects, ventilation engineers); Property Industry Groups (developers, interior designers, landscape architects, government, facility managers, marketing advisors); and Indoor Environment Quality Professionals (academics and practitioners).

Program of the Symposium: The program of the Symposia will on the one hand have a very strong international component, but on the other hand will include very relevant local and regional issues. It will include plenary presentations, submitted papers sessions, interactive panel discussions, and poster sessions. The discussions will be led by panels of top practitioners and academics in this broad field.



Healthy Buildings (HB2012) Conference Overview: HB2012 is an official conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). The conference will present a unique forum to discuss the pressing global challenge of making buildings healthier, more energy efficient, and reducing their impact on the environment. It is anticipated that the conference will play host several hundred delegates from around the globe, including large delegations from China, Japan, Korea, USA and Europe. You can find more information about HB2012 and register for email updates at


Symposium/Conference Registration: Please visit the following link to register for the symposium - Registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the day, as well as a copy of the symposium vignette (those attending the symposium will have the opportunity to submit an unreviewed abstract or outline of their current work, which will be included in a book of vignettes - this will be separate to the peer-reviewed conference proceedings).


Early Bird Symposium Registration (before 31 March 2012) $350

Standard Symposium Registration (from 1 April 2012)          $400

On-Site Symposium Registration (on 9 July 2012)                 $450


For full conference registration rates, see

When:  12 July 2012


Where:  Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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