The symposium “Activities of IEA TCP on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP)”, organised by Dutch Flemish Buildings Physics Association (NVBV) and the Belgian Building Research Institute (WTCB-CSTC-BBRI), took place on the 11th of June 2019 in Brussels, Belgium from … Continue reading →
The 16th issue of the TightVent newsletter is now available! Specific contents include: Foreword15 – 16 October 2019, 40th AIVC – 8th TightVent & 6th venticool conference in Ghent, BelgiumFeedback from the AIVC Workshop “Quality ventilation is the key to … Continue reading →
The symposium “Activities of IEA TCP on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP)” will take place on the 11th of June 2019 in Brussels, Belgium from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. . During this event activities of various Technical Collaboration Programmes (TCP) … Continue reading →
The recordings and the slides of our recent webinar: “Ductwork airtightness measurements: protocols” held on 25 April 2019 and organised in cooperation with TightVent Europe and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, are now available online at: http://tightvent.eu/events/webinars. Check them out!
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.
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 surveyby April 15, 2019.
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 &
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 →