Herb Ruffin, African American Studies Department Chair and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for the WURD-FM (Philadelphia) story about the “100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre.” Ruffin, who is an expert on Black settlements in…
Registration opens for Healthy Buildings 2009
Registration opens for Healthy Buildings 2009 April 14, 2009Martin Wallsmwalls@syracusecoe.org
Registration is now open for the Ninth International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition (HB2009), which will be held in Syracuse, N.Y., from Sept. 13-17. The event will include presentations by experts from more than 40 counties. Learn more at http://hb2009.org. Held every three years, Healthy Buildings attracts academic researchers and other professionals from the disciplines of architecture, building products and services, engineering, indoor environmental quality, public health, urban planning and workplace performance.
The purpose of the conference is to facilitate international and interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. At the conference, papers will be presented on topics in indoor environmental quality, human performance and productivity, buildings and public health, indoor contaminants and pollutants, and building design and assessment.
Healthy Buildings is a premier conference of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). Previous Healthy Buildings conferences were held in Stockholm (1988); Washington, D.C. (1991, 1997); Budapest (1994); Milan (1995); Helsinki (2000); Singapore (2003); and Lisbon (2006).
Announced as a host city in 2006, Syracuse was chosen for the international recognition and reputation garnered by the Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) through its work on indoor environmental quality, clean and renewable energy, and water resources, and on the relationship of these focus areas to built environments-the places in which we live, work and learn.
The HB2009 Conference will bring together world-renowned experts in these fields, both as paper and poster presenters and as keynote speakers. The following research and industry leaders will address plenary sessions of the HB2009 Conference:
- Carl-Gustav Bornehag of Karlstad University (Sweden), the Swedish National Testing and Research Institute, and the Technical University of Denmark
- Ginger L. Chew of the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- S. Richard Fedrizzi (Invited), president, CEO and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council
- Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
- Tom Kelly, director, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Yuguo Li of the University of Hong Kong and associate editor of Indoor Air
- Shin-ichi Tanabe of Architectural Environment and Equipment, Waseda University, Japan
The HB2009 Exhibition will provide firms an unparalleled forum for the exchange of clean and green technology developments, a unique opportunity to showcase innovative products and services, and an extraordinary venue to network with national and global leaders in healthy buildings and green and clean technology.
In addition, the HB2009 Opportunity Exchange (OppEx) will present industry-leader keynote speakers; healthy buildings and clean and green technology product and service demonstrations; technology transfer ideas from world-class research universities; tactical, small-group business development meetings; an exclusive networking reception; and many more opportunities for intellectual engagement among attendees.
HB2009 attendees will have the opportunity to sample the best of the region at scheduled festivities, including a mayor’s reception on Monday, Sept. 14, in Everson Plaza and a dinner and dance on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Oncenter. Entertainment during the five-day conference will be provided by local talent, including the award-winning musician Joanne Shenandoah, members of the Syracuse Symphony and high school students. In addition, spouses and others accompanying the attendees will have opportunity to shop locally and tour the outstanding natural beauty of Central Upstate New York in late summer.
Syracuse Center of Excellence (http://syracusecoe.org) is a collaborative organization of more than 200 businesses and institutions that creates innovations for sustainable built and urban environments. SyracuseCoE members work on research, development and educational projects relating to clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality and water resources.