17 June 2019 
10 January 2019

The importance of air at ISH: good air quality pays off

The ground-breaking advances in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and ventilation technologies can be experienced first-hand at ISH, from 11 to 15 March 2019 in Frankfurt am Main. With over 2,400 exhibitions, ISH is the world’s largest show for the combination of water and energy.

Photo: Messe FrankfurtPhoto: Messe Frankfurt
Professional ventilation ensures good air quality
People spend more than 80 percent of their time in closed rooms – at home, in the workplace, fitness studio, cinema, restaurant or other institutions. In all these places, good quality air is important for health and well-being. What, however, makes indoor air quality good? What does it depend on? And how can it be guaranteed?

If inhabited spaces do not have any particular pollutants with high concentrations of hazardous substances, such as are, for instance, given off in manufacturing processes, then the crucial contaminant to take into account, when determining air quality, is the CO2 content. Many studies have shown that from concentrations in the ambient air of around 1,500 ppm of CO2 upwards, people’s ability to concentrate diminishes significantly. Since people expel around 20 litres of CO2 into the ambient atmosphere every hour, simply by breathing, significantly higher values are soon reached in living rooms, workplaces and classrooms. In workplace regulation ASR 3.6, the German employers’ insurance associations recommend, therefore, that, in order to exclude any possibility of damage to health, the CO2 concentration levels should be kept permanently below 1,000 ppm. This is also recommended in many other standards and guidelines.

As well as CO2, there are other substances that also pollute the indoor air and thus the air we breathe: for example, the emanations from building materials and interior furnishings, such as adhesives and fitted carpets. These and other substances should, therefore, also be removed from interior areas.

No doubt, in many cases, a satisfactory indoor air quality can be achieved by just opening a window or two; but this is never a permanent solution. The influx of cold air in winter or hot air in summer ruins the energy balance of the building. In addition, opening the window in many inner-city locations is not a good option, because of the noise or poor-quality external air. A permanent solution for ensuring good air quality is offered only by sophisticated air-quality technology – in other words, ventilation systems appropriate for domestic dwellings and workplaces. Such systems can be experienced live at ISH.



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3 January 2019

New study “Global Visitor Insights” published

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2 July 2018

Koelnmesse establishes subsidiary in Colombia

Koelnmesse is further expanding its presence on the Latin American market: With the establishment of the subsidiary Koelnmesse SAS in Colombia with headquarters in Bogotá, Koelnmesse is the first international trade fair organiser to be represented in this key Latin American trade fair market with its own subsidiary. (more…)

13 June 2018

Contract textile furnishing at Heimtextil 2019

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2 May 2018

Messe Frankfurt establishes Digital Advisory Board

Messe Frankfurt has set up a Digital Advisory Board to oversee its digital activities. With this step, the company is seeking to engage with its customers more intensively regarding the digital transformation of marketing in the trade fair industry and the evolution that this entails for the trade fairs themselves. (more…)

26 March 2018

PCIM Asia 2018: conference program now published

The conference program for the PCIM Asia 2018 has been finalized. The conference with its parallel exhibition will take place from 26 to 28 June 2018 in Shanghai. For the first time this year, the conference will be integrated in the exhibition hall. (more…)

18 July 2017

ISH with a new layout in the Energy section

ISH, the world's leading trade fair for the combination of water and energy, is set to benefit from a new exhibition hall and a new layout in the Energy section. From ISH 2019, the heating industry will be located in Halls 11 and 12, where it will present the latest heating technologies, from efficient heat production to heat transfer. (more…)

30 June 2017

From Monday to Friday: ISH 2019 with a new sequence of days

ISH, the world's leading trade fair for the combination of water and energy, is changing its sequence of days. In future, the event will begin on Monday, instead of Tuesday, as in the past. The next ISH will be held from 11 to 15 March 2019. As in the past, the fair will be open to private visitors on the last day. (more…)

19 April 2017

PCIM Asia 2017: Conference program now published

The conference program of PCIM Asia 2017 in Shanghai (27 to 29 June 2017) has been finalized. At the communication platform for power electronics and their applications in Asia, experts from industry and academia will present their solutions and practical experiences. (more…)


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Next date of the fair ISH: 22/03/2021 - 26/03/2021

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