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IEA EBC News, June 2016 now available

The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter of June 2016 (Issue 63) has been released. 

Featured articles include:

  • Norway demonstrates zero emission buildings.
  • Computational tools for buildings and communities.
  • Financing deep energy retrofit projects.
  • Reliability of energy efficient building retrofitting.
  • Making a case for building energy epidemiology.
  • EBC international projects.



AIVC Newsletter - March 2016, now available!

With the aim to maximise its impact on the dissemination of information on research and development in the fields of ventilation and air infiltration, the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) continues to “spread the word”, through the organisation of conferences or thematic workshops, the production of technical notes, the cooperation with well-established organisations, the convergence with other information channels and so on.



AIVC launches new Technical Note on residential ventilation and health

The new TN68 Residential Ventilation and Health is now available.


This Technical Note summarises studies that prioritise pollutants in the indoor environment and presents a summary of pollutants driving the health risks indoors and their sources. It also describes methods to reduce exposures of contaminants using different control strategies with a special emphasis on the role of ventilation.



IEA EBC releases its annual report 2015

The annual report of 2015 of the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme is now available. This report presents an overview of the Programme's main activities with summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects.

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venticool newsletter, Jan-16, now available!

IEA EBC Annex 62 continues to build on activities in synergy with venticool. As illustration, IEA EBC Annex 62 accomplished a major
milestone last November with the publication of the state-of-the-art review on ventilative cooling, now available on the venticool website. The Annex
results were intensively discussed during the 36th AIVC-3rd venticool joint conference. Several annex participants gave significant contributions to


REHVA Journal 01/16: Ventilative cooling now available

The REHVA January 2016 issue, focusing on Ventilative Cooling is now available.

Featured articles include:


2 Feb - Live chat on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

On February 2, 2016, the BUILD UP portal for energy efficient buildings is holding an online webstreamed event to mark the launch of the improved website. Expert speakers will present the findings of the Concerted Action EPBD


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Summary of the 36th AIVC Conference 2015 – Ventilative cooling track

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 ventilative cooling and thermal comfort, ventilation in relation to IAQ and health, air infiltration through leaks in the building envelope and ductwork.


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.