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Report Launch - Healthy Indoor Environments, Challenges and Opportunities for Policy Makers - Summary of a Policy Workshop

Recognising the cross-cutting nature of healthy indoor environments, and the significant challenge in achieving policy coordination, the UKIEG - with support from the Gas Safety Trust, Policy Connect and Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff – organised a one-day workshop, held in London on 14th July 2016. The meeting brought together 15 attendees from different government departments, agencies, All Party Parliamentary Groups and sponsor organisations. The discussion addressed:

a) issues and priorities from the perspectives of different government departments and agencies;
b) opportunities and challenges presented in addressing this issue;
c) whether better coordination might be required and, if so, how this could be achieved. 

The full workshop report has been launched at the 2017 UKIEG Conference in Glasgow (26 April 2017). 

A summary briefing of this report was presented at an event organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Healthy Homes and Buildings held on the 4th July 2017. 


UKIEG Statement and Proposal on priorities for indoor environments

The UKIEG Committee believes that there are important scientific and policy questions regarding the quality of indoor environments which need to be addressed.

The UKIEG Committee prepared a statement and proposal which was discussed at the COMEAP (Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution) Strategy meeting in May 2015, see COMEAP’s response

Healthy Buildings, Healthy People

'Healthy Buildings, Healthy People', 11th February 2015, University College London, London. The UKIEG holds an event in collaboration with The Alliance for Sustainable Buildings Products (ASBP) and UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Papers Presented  at UKIEG Conferences Featured on 'The Conversation'

Two exciting cutting edge research papers featured in the upcoming Special Issue published by Indoor and Built Environment and presented at UKIEG Conferences have featured on The Conversation.

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. A professional editor works with university and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. To view the featured articles, following the links have been provided. 

100 unintended consequences of policies to improve the energy efficiency of the UK housing stock’

‘Green or white? Planted or painted roofs can cool buildings’

In addition, SAGE Publications have kindly given temporary free access to the full research papers.
http://ibe.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/12/1420326X14524586.full.pdf+html
http://ibe.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/20/1420326X14527976.full.pdf+html

UKIEG 2013 Annual Conference: Celebrating 10 Years of UKIEG!

The UKIEG celebrates 10 years at the 2013 UKIEG Conference! Delegates and Committee members were delighted that the UKIEG Group has been going for so long and that some people who had been involved since the beginning were at the 2013 Conference. This longevity was a real testament to the strength of the Group and to the commitment of some long-standing members such as Paul Harrison (co-founder) and  Isabella Myers (who has been associated with the Group since its inception). 

UKIEG LinkedIn Group 

If you have a LinkedIn account, you can join our UKIEG LinkedIn Group, which is also an opportunity for initiating discussions with other members.

UKIEG Newsletter

To view the December 2010 Newsletter please click here.

21 December 2010 

UKIEG response to the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England Post 2010 (Marmot Review)

To view the report, please click here.

For the full review see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/gheg/marmotreview

22nd February 2010 

Funded Research Opportunity

The Institute of Environment and Health, Cranfield University, currently has the following funded research opportunity available for UK/EU applicants:

MSc by Research - Risks to health of carbon monoxide and other combustion gases in energy efficient homes (Ref:SS-HDP080019). The project is funded by the CORGI Trust and the successful student can begin work as soon as possible.

Further details and the procedure for application are provided on the university web site at; http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/health/postgraduatestudy/researchopportunities/index.jsp?cid=promobutton 

Dr Derrick Crump
IEH, Cranfield University

3rd February 2010