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35th AIVC- 4thTightVent Conference, 24-25 September 2014.The 35thAIVC conference will be held in Poznan, Poland together with the 2nd venticool conference and the 4th TightVent conference. For more information visit the conference website at: http://aivc2014conference.org/

QUALICHeCK website launched. QUALICHeCK, a new EU IEE co-funded project under the 2013 call for proposals, started on 1 March 2014, announces the launch of its website. QUALICHeCK aims at determining best cases and tackling bottlenecks to increase the reliability of Energy… http://qualicheck-platform.eu/

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Reasons behind and lessons learnt with the development of airtightness testers schemes in 11 European countries

Mandatory building airtightness testing has come gradually into force in the UK, France, Ireland and Denmark. It is considered in many other European countries because of the increasing weight of the building leakage energy impact on the overall energy performance … Continue reading

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2012-2013 webinars on building and ductwork airtightness!

An overview of the TightVent – AIVC webinars held in 2012-2013 on building and ductwork airtightness is now available.

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Summary of the 34th AIVC Conference 2013 – Airtightness Track

Over 160 persons attended the joint 34th AIVC, 3rd TightVent, 1st venticool and 2nd Cool Roofs’ Conference held in Athens, Greece on 25-26 September, 2013. The conference focused on research, technologies, policies and market transformation to employ in an optimal way proper mitigation and adaptation techniques with the aim to reduce the energy consumption of buildings and improve the urban microclimate. Furthermore, focus was set on the energy impact of ventilation and air infiltration while ensuring good indoor air quality and thermal comfort, as well as converging work on smart materials to reduce the carbon footprint of the building sector.

Building and ductwork airtightness was one of the major themes. The airtightness track of the conference consisted of 4 sessions with 16 presentations covering the following topics:

  • Collection and analysis of field data
  • Quality of ventilation systems
  • Methods for characterizing airtightness – Durability
  • Ventilation and airtightness nearly zero-energy buildings

The paper available here gives a bird’s eye view of trends and conclusions that appeared in the presentations and discussions in the airtightness track of the conference.

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tremco illbruck: Refocused Brands About to Roll out!

tremco illbruck the European manufacturer and service provider for the construction and manufacturing industry is refocusing its brands and product categories…

For more information download the document here!

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Webinar, November 22- Airtightness testing part 2: status and trends in competent tester schemes in Germany, the Czech Republic and France

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing number of airtightness tests performed in Europe either for specific highperformance buildings programmes or for a wide range of buildings in regulatory contexts. This has led to the development of competent tester schemes to contain potential legal and competition issues.

The objective of this webinar is to give information on the status and trends in airtightness testing in Germany, the Czech Republic and France including the details and feedback on competent tester schemes.

This webinar is organized with the support of TightVent Europe (www.tightvent.eu) and AIVC (www.aivc.org). Both initiatives are facilitated by INIVE (www.inive.org).

Free registration: Participation to the webinar is FREE but requires registration. Click here to register

Time:

Friday 22 November 2013

  • 10:00-11:45 (Brussels, BE)
  • 09:00-10:45 (London, UK)
  • 11:00-12:45 (Athens, GR)

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Webinar, November 14 – Airtightness testing part 1: status and trends in competent tester schemes in the UK, Denmark and Belgium

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing number of airtightness tests performed in Europe either for specific high-performance buildings programmes or for a wide range of buildings in regulatory contexts. This has led to the development of competent tester schemes to contain potential legal and competition issues.

The objective of this webinar is to give information on the status and trends in airtightness testing in the UK, Denmark and Belgium including the details and feedback on competent tester schemes.

This webinar is organized with the support of TightVent Europe (www.tightvent.eu) and AIVC (www.aivc.org). Both initiatives are facilitated by INIVE (www.inive.org).

Free registration: Participation to the webinar is FREE but requires registration. Click here to register

Time:

Thursday 14 November 2013

  • 10:00-11:45 (Brussels, BE)
  • 09:00-10:45 (London, UK)
  • 11:00-12:45 (Athens, GR)

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Workshop on Quality of Methods for Measuring Ventilation and Air Infiltration in Buildings

Description There is a trend to perform more ventilation and air infiltration measurements in buildings, either to strengthen commissioning procedures or to learn from field data. This trend is stronger in nearly zero‐energy buildings projects or programmes given the significant share of … Continue reading

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34th AIVC- 3rd TightVent: 170 participants!

Around 170 participants attended the joint 34th AIVC – 3rd TightVent- 2nd Cool Roofs’ – 1st venticool conference held in Athens, September 25-26, 2013! The programme consisted of five parallel sessions with contributions from 27 countries and international organizations. Over 160 presentations were given covering topics ranging from ventilation system performance & indoor air quality, ventilative cooling and airtightness issues to cool roofs. It has been a major discussion place for on-going projects and initiatives (e.g., the new IEA EBC annex 62 on ventilative cooling, the venticool platform, TightVent, Active House, etc.), based on presentations of results and perspectives as well as fruitful interactions with the audience.

Specific sessions dealing with airtightness included:

  • Airtightness: Collection and analysis of field data
  • Quality of ventilation systems
  • Methods for characterizing airtightness – Durability

More information will follow soon including a summary of the airtightness track and links with selected recorded presentations!

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Webinar – Building Airtightness Solutions: System approach and characterisation of air barrier and moisture management systems – Oct. 8

Free registration: Participation to the webinar is FREE but requires registration. Click here to register.

Time:
- 10:00-11:45 Brussels time
- 09:00-10:45 London time
- 11:00-12:45 Athens time

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BUILDUP Webinar – Building and Ductwork Airtightness: Legislative Drivers, New Concerns and New Approaches – July 1

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The implementation of the EPBD recast puts increasing pressure on the market to achieve better building and ductwork airtightness: for most European climates and countries, good airtightness levels are necessary to achieve nearly zero-energy buildings.

You will learn about legislative drivers that have brought to light new concerns and stimulated new initiatives. We will discuss recent trends in European regulations as well as field studies supporting the development of competent testing schemes.

Participation is FREE. Registration is required. Capacity is limited. Click here to register.

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Date and time:
- 10:00-11:00 Brussels time
- 09:00-10:00 London time
- 11:00-12:00 Athens time

 

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Webinar – Building Airtightness Solutions: Recent Research and Characterisation of Sealants and Tapes – June 4

While building airtightness is a key concern in Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings in most European climates, there exists already a wide range of commercially-available products specifically designed to minimize leakage in building envelopes.

The objective of this webinar is to give information on the performance and properties of these products based on research including laboratory and field tests. The speakers will also provide information on standards already published and under development on this subject.

Free registration: Participation to the webinar is FREE but requires registration. Click here to register.

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