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New AIVC publications

The AIVC is very pleased to announce the release of four new publications!

  • Contributed report 17: In the search of indices to evaluate the Indoor Air Quality of low-energy residential buildings

A report developed by Subtask 1 (ST1) of the IEA-EBC annex 68, summarising the approaches, developments and results achieved in this subtask.

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Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?

March 14-15, 2017 | "Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?"

CR 16: Towards compliant building airtightness and ventilation systems

Because buildings are responsible for 40% of energy use and 36% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the EU, energy efficiency in buildings has become a priority to drastically reduce the energy use in buildings. Consequently, a number of policy measures have been implemented in European Member States to drive the market towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings, including the Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates (EPCs), which are the most visible instrument of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

VIP 37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness

This Ventilation Information Paper analyses both the policy instruments used (regulatory requirements and incentives, specific programme requirements, quality frameworks for testers and builders) and the changes observed in practice in terms of building and ductwork airtightness over the past 5 years, using as reference mostly publications from AIVC and TightVent led events. Although we have not restricted our literature review to specific parts of the world, the majority of the publications we found come from Europe and the USA.

venticool newsletter issue #10 – June 2017 now available

The tenth issue of the venticool newsletter (June, 2017) is now available for download.

 

Contents include:

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IEA EBC News, June 2017 now available

The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter of June 2017 (Issue 65) has been released. 

Featured articles include:

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Keynote speakers at the 38th AIVC Conference

The keynote speakers for the 38th AIVC - 6th TightVent - 4th venticool conference: "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings" have been announced. The joint conference, co-organized by the International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE), on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), TightVent Europe (the Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform) and venticool (the international platform for ventilative cooling, Brunel University London, the University of Nottingham & CIBSE, takes place Sept. 13-14, 2017, in Nottingham, UK.

 

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Submit your papers for the 38th AIVC conference

The 38th AIVC conference "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings" will be held on 13 and 14 September 2017 in Nottingham (UK). It will also be the 6th TightVent conference and the 4th venticool conference.

 

The joint conference will place its focus on:

  • thermal comfort and ventilative cooling (the application of ventilation to cool indoor spaces and reduce overheating risk in buildings);
  • air infiltration through cracks in the building envelope and ductwork;
  • the relationships between ventilation, indoor air quality and health.

 

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Ventilative cooling potential tool launched

A new tool developed within the framework of IEA-EBC Annex 62 project has been launched. The ventilative cooling potential tool (VC tool) aims to assess the potential effectiveness of ventilative cooling strategies by taking into account climate conditions, building envelope thermal properties, occupancy patterns, internal gains and ventilation needs. The excel-based tool is freely accessible and available at the venticool website.

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AIVC workshop on IAQ metrics - Evaluation results now available

The evaluation questionnaire of the AIVC workshop on IAQ metrics: “Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?” held in Brussels, March 14-15, 2017 was sent out to all 70 attendees of the event. A summary of the results with feedback from 43 of the participants is now available here.

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