The international workshop on “Ventilation and Airtightness in Buildings : Voluntary and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Quality and Compliance” will be held in Lund, Sweden on March 16-17, 2015. One topic of specific attention will be schemes implemented in various countries to increase the confidence in airtightness test results used in energy performance certificates and to improve the quality of the works. Discussions will be based on analyses of lessons learnt from field data.
This workshop is a joint initiative from: the QUALICHeCK consortium (http://qualicheck-platform.eu), AIVC (Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, www.aivc.org), TightVent (Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform, www.tightvent.eu) and venticool (the international platform for ventilative cooling, www.venticool.eu).
>> Visit the QUALICHeCK website at http://qualicheck-platform.eu for further information
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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 … Continue reading
The 36th AIVC conference: ‘Effective ventilation in high performance buildings’ will be held in the city of Madrid, Spain together with the 5th TightVent and the 3rd venticool conferences in September 23-24, 2015. It will be a major international event in 2015 focusing … Continue reading
Around 150 participants attended the joint 35th AIVC –4th TightVent 2nd venticool conference held in Poznań, Poland September 24-25, 2014! The programme consisted of 3 parallel sessions with contributions from 27 countries and international organizations. Over 100 presentations were given covering topics ranging … Continue reading
There are at present more than 100 registered participants for this conference which will be held on September 30 in Brussels. Click here for the updated conference flyer. There are several presentations specifically dealing with the topics of building and ductwork airtightness, ventilation systems and ventilative cooling.
More information on www.qualicheck-platform.eu.
The 1st international QUALICHeCK Conference “Towards improved compliance and quality of the works for better performing buildings” will take place in the KBC auditorium: Havenlaan 2, 1080 Brussels, Belgium. The event represents the main physical opportunity to expand dialogue on … Continue reading
The 2013 Conference of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, AIVC, was organized together with the 2nd Cool Roof Conference and the 1st Venticool Conference in Athens, Greece during September 2013. The theme of the Conference was ‘Energy Conservation Technologies for Mitigation … Continue reading
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
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.