Korean Society for Indoor Environment (KOSIE)

Mission

The Society was established on March 1, 2004 in Seoul, Korea. There are approximately 300 members who are experts in three major categories: indoor environmental measurement and analysis; health effects and risk assessment; and indoor air pollution control and management. The society has also initiated an indoor air program with cooperation of the Korean Ministry of Environment (KMOE), the Japanese society, NGOs, and the public.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Yoon-Shin Kim
Secondary Contact


Address Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, Hanyang University
17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu
Seoul,
133-791
Republic of Korea
Website http://www.kosie.or.kr
Phone 82-2-2290-692
Fax 82-2-2299-3915
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Korea - In 2004, the Society initiated an indoor air program and emphasized nationally the adverse health impacts of indoor air pollution, such as the Sick House Syndrome.

Fuels/Technologies: Biomass
Sectors of Experience: Education
Environment
Health
Indoor air
Countries of Operation: United States

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

Through training, the Society raises awareness about the health effects of gaseous pollutants emitted from traditional fuels, such as coal briquette and kerosene.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

No input.


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

The Control and Management Division of the Society are developing the standards and guidelines for ventilation in homes and public facilities.


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

The Monitoring and Analysis Division of the Society is working with the Korean government for a national level air quality monitoring project in different indoor settings.

Relevant Publications or Studies

The Society publishes a journal titled Indoor Environment and Technology. This is a quarterly publication.

Our Contribution to the Partnership

Members of KOSIE are experts in a range of technologies which can contribute to the Partnership, particularly for industries and NGOs.