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Workshop, Lund, March 16-17, 2015 – Voluntary and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Quality and Compliance of ventilation and airtightness!The principal objective of this workshop is to discuss and identify ways to reduce these deviations with or without regulatory measures, thereby increasing the confidence in declared values of documents produced to show compliance with the regulations…. more

36th AIVC – 5th TightVent – 3rd venticool joint Conference in Madrid, Spain!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… more

Favorite Workshop, Lund, March 16-17, 2015 –Voluntary and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Quality and Compliance of ventilation and airtightness

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

Favorite 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.

Favorite 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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Favorite 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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Favorite 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!

Favorite 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

 

Favorite 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.

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