Indoor Air Quality for Vulnerable Population - A Climate Change Innovation Grant

Project Dates

2018-2020

What is the project?

This project aims to enhance the indoor air quality for vulnerable population through the application of fresh filtered air ventilation. The results will develop new evidence aimed at improving the well-being and educational outcomes of young children and quality of life and resilience of older Australians, assisting in climate change adaptation.

Project team

Partners

  • Eco Pacific Pty Ltd
  • Multicultural Aged Care Services
  • Regis Aged Care
  • Victorian School Building Authority
  • Vasey RSL Care

To find out more about the Victoria State Government Virtual Centre for Climate Change Innovation, click here

Publications

Recent news

Concerns grow over IAQ in Australian schools

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Australian children are learning in classrooms with very poor air quality

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Poor ventilation may be adding to nursing homes' COVID-19 risks
Geoff Hanmer (University of Adelaide) and Bruce Milthorpe (University of Technology Sydney):
The Conversation, 20 August 2020, UTS, 20 August 2020, Architecture and Design, 21 August 2020, ArchitectureAU, 31 August 2020, HelloCare, 31 August 2020

Air of mystery: ventilation quality and its impact on aged care facilities
RMIT researchers are working with schools and aged care facilities to boost quality of life and resilience of students and residents through improved air quality.
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.