18-19 September 2018, Conference, Juan-les-Pins, France | 7th TightVent – 39th AIVC – 5th venticool Conference, 2018

The 7th TightVent conference will be held on 18 and 19 September 2018 in Juan-les-Pins, France together with the 39th AIVC conference and the 5th venticool conference. The title of the conference is “Smart ventilation for buildings”.

Conference Scope

Energy and climate goals have been shaping many countries’ policy and legislative agendas in the EU and beyond in the past decade. The building sector plays a crucial role in achieving these goals, considering the energy use attributed to buildings and its huge potential for improved energy performance.

Better performing buildings must ensure an acceptable Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), by providing higher Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and comfort levels for their occupants. Building ventilation entails both challenges and opportunities to achieve this goal.

A specific challenge lies in providing smart ventilation—i.e., the desired IAQ benefits while minimising energy use, utility bills and other non-IAQ costs (such as thermal discomfort and noise). Building ventilation should also help prevent overheating with little energy use. Nevertheless, the correct functioning of ventilation systems, whether natural, mechanical or hybrid should not be compromised by excessive infiltration and uncontrolled airflows. While experience shows that these hurdles are difficult to pass, they also represent fantastic opportunities for design, method, and product development.

This is the context defining the core theme of the joint 39th AIVC, 7th TightVent and 5th venticool Conference as “Smart ventilation for buildings”.

The event will place its focus on:

  • Smart ventilation, IAQ and health relationships
  • Ventilation and airtightness
  • Ventilative cooling – Resilient cooling

Conference concept

The conference will consist of a mixture of:

  • Well‐prepared and structured sessions focused on the conference topics;
  • Presentations on invitation;
  • Presentations arising from the call for papers.

Topical sessions

Most of the topical sessions are now known. The provisional list of topical sessions is as follows:

  1. Rationale behind ventilation requirements and regulations
  2. Integrating uncertainties due to wind and stack effect in declared airtightness results
  3. Ductwork airtightness: Ongoing work in some European countries
  4. Smart ventilation control strategies
  5. Sensors for smart ventilation
  6. Utilization of heat recovery
  7. Performances of residential cooker hoods
  8. IAQ metrics
  9. French initiatives for indoor air quality
  10. Demand controlled ventilation in French buildings – 35 years of wide scale experience
  11. Commissioning of ventilation systems – Improving the quality of installed ventilation systems
  12. Measurement Accuracy of air flow and pressure difference
  13. Air cleaning as supplement for ventilation
  14. New annex on resilient cooling
  15. BIM and Construction 4.0 opportunities in relation to ventilation and airtightness

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: Now closed (in case of unforeseen problems with abstracts submission, please contact secretariat at: secretariat@aivc2018conference.org)
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: April 20, 2018
  • Deadline for full paper submission: June 10, 2018

Conference Organisers

The conference is organised by:

  • CETIAT, the French technical centre for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industries
  • ADEME, the French environment and energy management agency
  • INIVE, the International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), TightVent Europe (the Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform), and venticool (the international platform for ventilative cooling);

Selected papers will be invited for submission to special issues of the ‘International Journal of Ventilation’ and REHVA journals.

For further information please visit the conference website at: http://aivc2018conference.org

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