The Proceedings of the 39th AIVC – 7th TightVent & 5th venticool Conference “Smart Ventilation for Buildings”, held in Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France on 18-19 September, 2018 are now available for download.
Please click HERE to access the event’s papers, slides and Book of Proceedings.
The 40th AIVC Conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC” will be held during the 15th & 16th of October, 2019 at ‘Het Pand’, the congress centre of Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium.
It will be a joint event combined with the 8th TightVent and the 6th venticool conferences. The conference programme will include well‐prepared and structured sessions focused on the conference topics, invited speakers, long and short oral presentations arising from the call, as well as 90 seconds industry presentations.
For further information and updates visit us at: https://www.aivc2019conference.org
Article 19a of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires the European Commission to conduct a feasibility study on the possible introduction of the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems and an optional building renovation passport. In this scope, a technical study has been contracted to a consortium formed by INIVE and BPIE who, together with a broad range of experts in the required fields, provide technical support to the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission. The latest updates on the technical study can be found on the EPBD 19a website.
One aim of the study is to clarify the possibilities and timeline to introduce the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems in buildings. Inspections can be considered as a way to improve the performance of ventilation systems. Such inspections can take different forms, e.g. mandatory or voluntary, operated by independent inspectors or by the installation/maintenance staff, shallow or in-depth, etc. Alternative approaches to inspections (e.g. awareness raising) can also be effective and are in the scope of this study.
With this survey, the consortium would like to understand your views on inspection of ventilation systems and alternative approaches. The results of the survey will feed the study.
If you want your voice to be heard, please fill in this survey by April 15, 2019.
A survey for second topic of the feasibility study – building renovation passports- is now also open.
Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:00-11:30 (CET) Various studies have shown that ductwork leakage has a major impact on energy use (i.e. increased fan energy use, heating & cooling losses etc.). However, in most European countries, it is not common to … Continue reading
The February 2019 edition of the REHVA Journal has been
released, including a selection of articles presented at the 39th AIVC – 7th
TightVent & 5th venticool Conference, 2018 “Smart Ventilation for
buildings” held in Juan-Les-Pins, France on September 18-19, 2018.
Specific articles include:
- Are low-cost sensors good enough for IAQ controls? | Iain Walker, Woody Delp, Brett Singer (LBNL,
- Including air-exchange performance in building regulation | R.C.A. van Holsteijn (VHK Research,
Netherlands), H.J.J. Valk (Nieman Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V. , Netherlands), J.
Laverge (Ghent University, Belgium), W.L.K. Li (VHK Research, Netherlands)
- IAQ in workplace in Belgium: alternatives to CO2 requirement |
Samuel Caillou (BBRI, Belgium), Jelle
Laverge (Ghent University, Belgium), Peter Wouters (INIVE EEIG, Belgium)
- Key findings on ventilative cooling | Peter Holzer, Philipp Stern Institute of Building Research &
To download and read the full journal please visit: https://www.rehva.eu/publications-and-resources/rehva-journal/2019/012019.html
Stay tuned for the next issue of the REHVA journal with
more highlights from the AIVC 2018 Conference!
TightVent Europe is pleased to announce the eleventh anniversary of the International BUILDAIR Symposium “Airtight Buildings, Thermography and Ventilation Systems in Practice” to be held on May 24-25, 2019 in Hannover Germany. The event is intended for thermography teams, planners, … Continue reading
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) together with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are organising a symposium entitled “ Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings ” to be held on 27-28 March 2019 in Dublin, … Continue reading
The 40th AIVC Conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC” will be held during the 15th & 16th of October, 2019 at ‘Het Pand’, the congress centre of Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. It will be a joint event combined with the 8th TightVent and the 6th venticool conferences. The conference programme will include well‐prepared and structured sessions focused on the conference topics, invited speakers, long and short oral presentations arising from the call, as well as 90 seconds industry presentations.
Abstract submission is open at: https://www.dna.gr/aivc2019/ .
The deadline for the abstract submission is March 20, 2019.
For further information and updates visit us at https://www.aivc2019conference.org
The 15th issue of the TightVent newsletter is now available! Specific contents include:
- 15 -16 October 2019 – 40th AIVC & 8th TightVent conference in Ghent, Belgium
- Feedback from the 39th AIVC & 7th TightVent conference: Summary of the airtightness track
- First results of a new database on airtightness in Spain
- Impact of envelope leakages distribution on Demand Control Ventilation performance
- Product news from our partners
To download the newsletter please click here.
More than 200 participants attended the joint 39th AIVC – 7th TightVent – 5th venticool conference held in Juan-Les-Pins, France on September 18-19, 2018. The programme consisted of 3 parallel sessions with contributions from 27 countries and international organisations. Around … Continue reading