Favorite 40th AIVC – 8th TightVent – 6th venticool Conference, 15-16 October 2019, Ghent

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

Favorite Survey – Stakeholder consultation EPBD Article 19a feasibility study – Inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems

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.

Favorite Highlights of the AIVC-TightVent & venticool 2018 joint Conference!

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, USA)
  • 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 & Innovation, Austria)

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!