Cyprus University of Technology (CUT): CUT participates in the SIEQUA-CERT project on indoor air quality and the wider environment

The SIEQUA-CERT project (Real-time monitoring and decision support for indoor environmental quality certification) is funded by the Research and Innovation Foundation under the  “Collaborative Development – Co-Develop” programme.

The project, which started on 1 January 2023 and will run for 2 years, will lead to the creation of a system that can be used by owners/managers of high occupancy buildings to identify problems and take corrective actions.

The overall objective of the project is to develop Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) indicators related to comfort, work performance and human health. The indicators are based on real-time data generated per building zone as well as on the operation of a Decision Support System (DSS) for indoor environmental quality.

“Solutions for monitoring indoor environmental quality”

The Decision Support System will produce automated recommendations for possible improvement actions within the buildings, which can lead to:

  • Increased performance and employee satisfaction.
  • Reduced risk of airborne virus transmission.
  • Reduced heating/cooling costs.
  • Overall optimisation of resource use.

“Generation of practical information on the impact on the comfort and health of people indoors”.

The coordinator of the SIEQUA-CERT project is PHOEBE Research and Innovation Ltd. The interdisciplinary consortium consists of LELANTUS Innovations Ltd, the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence of the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Association and two research groups of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT): the Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health (CII) and the Department of Electrical, Engineering and Computer and Informatics (EECEI).

The Scientific Officer for CUT is Dr Konstantinos Makris, Associate Professor from CII. Other members of the CII team are Korina Konstantinou, PhD Candidate, Pantelis Harisiadis, Postdoctoral Research Associate and Christina Xeni, Research Associate. Members of the EECEI team are Dr Michalis Michael Michaelides, Assistant Professor and Christina Kakoulli, PhD student.

The two CUT teams will mainly contribute to the literature review, the acquisition of data through questionnaires in relation to comfort, performance and health parameters of people in specific indoor environments, e.g. hotels and companies, as well as the development of algorithms for indoor virus transmissibility indicators.

For more information, please contact Dr. Konstantinos Makris, Associate Professor – Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health at CUT:

Source: Cyprus University of Technology I News (