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Evidence driven indoor air quality improvement

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What is EDIAQI?

EDIAQI stands for Evidence
Driven Air Quality Improvement.

It is a European funded research and innovation action under the Horizon Europe framework programme.

The EDIAQI project will study indoor air pollution in European cities, using short-term, high-intensity measurements and long-term, large-scale monitoring. The project will aim to understand the sources, routes of exposure, and health effects of indoor air pollution.

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The challenges

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Pollution exposure
Increased exposure to indoor air pollutants.
Health threats
Increased risk of early-life respiratory diseases.
Knowledge gap
Limited understanding of indoor air quality pollutant sources, concentrations and monitoring strategies.
Weak legislative framework
Lack of standardised guidelines across European Union countries.

The EDIAQI response

Develop and deploy low cost/user-friendly indoor air quality monitoring solutions.
Collect data on and characterise indoor air pollutants.
Understand associations between indoor air pollution and early-life disease.
Support policymakers in reviewing standards and regulatory measures.
Provide science-based evidence to support the Zero-Pollution Action Plan of the European Green Deal.
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The project
in numbers

€ 7.8 M
million in funding
project partners

EDIAQI pilots

4 pilots covering large test areas with big sample sizes to generate evidence for policy, recommendations and training:
Schools, offices, entertainment and residential building scenarios.
Administrative and social care buildings, schools, kindergartens and universities.
SCH2021 cohort, households of 200 patients, school children with asthma.
Existing users of ventilation and conditioning systems.

EDIAQI campaigns

4 measurement campaigns to generate insights into Indoor Air Quality and health risk assessment:
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Evaluation of low-cost sensors

Performance evaluation of consumer grade sensors.



Seville campaign

Physical-chemical characterisation of indoor air pollutants, behavioural differences and ventilations habits.

Vilnius campaign

Vilnius campaign

Impact of vehicles on indoor air quality and school children exposure.

Awareness campaigns

Awareness campaigns

Raising awareness about outdoor and indoor air pollution.

Latest Articles

Amidst the ongoing revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and other EU directives related to energy efficiency and the...

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On October 2nd and 3rd, the II International Workshop on Environmental Quality and Health in Architecture took place at the School of Architecture of...

The Know-Center recently conducted a dynamic brainstorming session in the context of the EDIAQI project. The team explored the project's objectives...

The picturesque city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, played host to the second EDIAQI in-person project meeting on the 19th September, bringing together most of our...

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