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  • Date and time: Friday 16 February 2024, 12pm to 1pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

The INGENIOUS project is organizing a virtual event to discuss the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) in the UK's housing sector. The project is a collaboration with the University of York, the University of Manchester, the University of Sheffield, the University of Cambridge, Born in Bradford, and the Stockholm Environment Institute.

In January 2024, the UK’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) opened a consultation to look at proposals for implementing Awaab’s Law, as introduced by the Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023. 

Aligning with this consultation process, the webinar will bring together key experts and other stakeholders in the housing and air quality space to share ideas about indoor air quality in the UK housing sector. They will discuss opportunities for improving IAQ in UK housing, as well as the possible hurdles to overcome The webinar will look beyond social housing to private-rented and occupied ownership housing.

Speakers include: 

  • Prof. Nicholas Pleace - Director, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York,
  • Prof. Nic Carslaw - Principal investigator - INGENIOUS, Indoor Air Chemistry, University of York, Fellow of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
  • Dr Chantelle Wood - Social psychologist, University of Sheffield
  • Prof. Sani Dimitroulopoulou - Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist on Indoor Environments within the Air Quality and Public Health Group, Environmental Hazards and Emergencies Department (EHE), UKHSA
  • Prof. Sarah West – Centre Director, SEI York

This event is designed for individuals and organizations involved in the housing sector, including policymakers, government officials, housing professionals, tenant representatives, researchers, NGOs, civil society organizations, and the general public. By fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing, we aim to improve IAQ standards and positively impact UK residents’ well-being.

Please register for Beyond Awaab’s Law webinar here. On completion, you will receive a calendar invite to the event with Zoom details.