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TightVent newsletter, December 2015, now available!

Looking 5 years behind, it is clear that significant progress has been made in several European countries with regard to building airtightness. On the other hand, this concern is still lagging behind in many regions and/or building sectors, although relevant in terms of energy savings and indoor environmental quality.

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3rd QUALICHeCK Conference on 10-11 May 2016

The 3rd QUALICHeCK Conference wil take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 10-11 May 2016. The conference will cover, among others:

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QUALICHeCK webinar on building airtightness and initiatives to improve the quality of the works

The QUALICHeCK webinar: "Building airtightness and initiatives to improve the quality of the works" will be held on Tuesday 12 January 2016, 10:00-11:30 (Brussels time). The objective of this webinar is to give background information on selected initiatives to improve the quality of the works with respect to building airtightness.

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Webinar on ventilative cooling potential and compliance in Energy Performance regulations

This webinar is part of a broader series focusing on ventilative cooling in energy performance, within the context of compliance with building regulations in several countries.

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36th AIVC Conference evaluation results available

The analysis of the 36th AIVC- 5th TightVent- 3rd venticool Conference  evaluation survey has been finalised.

 

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Summary of the 36th AIVC Conference 2015 – Airtightness Track available now

Around 160 participants attended the joint 36th AIVC – 5th TightVent – 3rd venticool conference held in Madrid, Spain September 23-24, 2015. The programme consisted of 3 parallel sessions with contributions from 27 countries and international organisations.

Over 120 presentations were given covering topics ranging from air infiltration through leaks in the building envelope and ductwork, ventilation in relation to IAQ and health, ventilative cooling and thermal comfort.

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IEA EBC Annex 68: “Indoor Air quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings” approved.

In November 2015, the Executive Committee of the  International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA EBC) programme approved Annex 68 “Indoor Air quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings” for a four years working and reporting phase. The project will be investigating how to ensure that future low energy buildings are able both to improve their energy performance and to provide comfortable and healthy indoor environments.

 

The two main objectives for the project are:

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IEA EBC Annex 62 releases new report on the state of the art in ventilative cooling

The IEA EBC Annex 62 report: “Ventilative Cooling. State-of-The-Art Review” has just been released.

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QUALICHeCK-TightVent webinar: “Building airtightness and initiatives to improve the quality of the works”- January 12, 2016

The QUALICHeCK-TightVent webinar: “Building airtightness and initiatives to improve the quality of the works” will be held on Tuesday 12 January, 10:00-11:30 (Brussels time). The objective of this webinar is to give background information on selected initiatives to improve the quality of the works with respect to building airtightness.

The programme includes 4 presentations of 15 minutes as follows:

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Webinar on ventilative cooling potential in Energy Performance regulations

The principal objective of this webinar series is to give the status, needs, and perspectives on developments to consider ventilative cooling in energy performance assessment methods in several countries. This first webinar will focus on the developments in Austria, Denmark and France.

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