Department: PhD in Sustainable Built Environment
Module Description:This module aims to provide students latest research development, knowledge and skills needed for achieving creation of healthy, comfortable and productive indoor environments. Students will acquire knowledge and skills needed to conduct independent research and/or practice as consultants in the industry on topical issues that include indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal conditions, ventilation, sources and IAQ modelling, particle characterization, indoor air chemistry, environmental tobacco smoke, IAQ purification strategies biological agents effects, and infectious disease transmission and control. Throughout different assessments, the module will help students to build and to consolidate greater reliance on independent study, critical appraisal, reflection and analysis, and how to present and justify their own ideas.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Effect of Climate Change on Indoor Air Quality and Public Health (2011). Climate change, the indoor environment, and health. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and American National Standards Institute (2016). Ventilation and acceptable indoor air quality in residential buildings. Atlanta, GA: ASHRAE.