Wessex Institute of Technology Holds Seminars on Energy and Air Pollution

The Wessex Institute of Technology is located in the scenic New Forest National Park. It serves the scientific community around the world. They promote an exchange of information between academics and professional working in the field of science. The Wessex Institute of Technology holds professional scientific seminars by qualified professors and scientists around the world in different locations.

Recently they held a seminar on energy efficient buildings. It was held at Anhurst Lodge. The speaker was Professor Todorka Samardzioska, from St. Cyril and Methodius University in the Republic of Macedonia. The topic discussed was about energy efficienct buildings and alternative energy sources.

Professor Samardzioska said that 60% of the buildings energy in Macedonia is related to heating and cooling. New technologies are required to achieve goals to save energy. Building require insulation, and renewable energy. She participated in the Smart Energy Program of Europe that studied reducing carbon emissions and saving energy.

This project studied carbon emissions in Europe and looked for new ways to reduce them. They studied a number of different types of buildings and styles. Thermal bridges were studied with solutions for the problem. Some solutions were higher walls and applying higher level of insulation. Some buildings had floor heating systems installed.

The seminar produced a lively round of questions and discussion. The Wessex Institute of Technology has many scientific seminars throughout the year on different topics. This year a seminar on air quality management, modeling, and forecasting was held. Dr. Paulo Zannetti who works at the The EnviroComp Institute USA spoke and Dr. Delle Monache from the National Center for Atmosphric Research, USA.

This three day seminar covered many different topics with lectures and discussion. It covered air pollution in the US, health risk of pollution, air quality modeling and software, chemical data assimilation, and air quality forecasting. The first day the speakers covered general history and practices in the US and the world for dealing with air pollution.

The Prigogine Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held for 2017 in at University of Seville on September 20th during the 12th International Conference on Regeneration and Sustainability. This award was started in 2004 by the University of Sienna and the Wessex Institute of Technology to honor the memory of Noble prize winner for chemistry Professor Illya Prigogine who died.