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41st AIVC & 9th TightVent conference 14-16 September 2020 Athens. The 41st AIVC – ASHRAE IAQ joint Conference “IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ” will be held during the 14th & 16th of September 2020 …more

30 January 2020, Webinar, “Durability of building airtightness: Assessment through field measurements”. The objective of this webinar is to share information on the durability of building airtightness evaluated through field measurements…more

21 February 2020, Webinar, “Durability of airtightness: Assessment through laboratory testing”.  The objective of this webinar is to share information on protocols developed to test the durability of airtightness products in laboratory…more

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Favorite 21 February 2020, Webinar – “Durability of building airtightness: Assessment through laboratory testing”

Friday 21 February 2020, 10:30-11:30 CET

Mandatory or voluntary building airtightness testing has come gradually into force in many European countries mostly because of the increasing weight of building leakage energy impact on the overall energy performance of low-energy buildings. Therefore, airtightness levels of new buildings have significantly improved in the last decade, but a lot of questions remain regarding the durability of airtightness products. Standards exist to evaluate the durability/ageing of construction products, however there is no standardised protocol to characterise durability in terms of airtightness of product assemblies. The development of such a standard is not evident given the multiplicity of airtightness products.

The objective of this webinar is to share information on protocols developed to test the durability of airtightness products in laboratory conditions. It is the second webinar dealing with durability of airtightness following the one focusing on field measurement to be held on January 30th, 2020 (http://tightvent.eu/archives/3654).

This webinar is organised with the support of TightVent Europe and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (www.aivc.org). Both initiatives are facilitated by INIVE (www.inive.org).

Presentations & Speakers:

  • Laboratory testing of the durability of airtightness products- review and analysis of existing studies, Valérie Leprince, INIVE, France
  • Assessment of the durability of airtightness products in laboratory controlled conditions: development and presentation of the protocol, Andrés Litvak, Cerema, France
  • Determination of durability of adhesive tapes and adhesive masses for the establishment of airtight layers – new project at ISO/TC 89, Sebastian Treml, FIW – Munich, Germany

Participation to the webinar is FREE, but requires you to REGISTER for the event.

For further information please download the flyer .

Favorite Save the date for the AIVC 2020 Workshop “Urban Home Ventilation” – 6 May 2020

Mark your calendars for the upcoming AIVC 2020 International Workshop “Urban Home Ventilation”  to be held on May 6th, 2020  in Oslo, Norway! The workshop will start at 08:30 AM and finish at 04:00PM. It will take place at OsloMet (Pilestredet 46, Oslo, Norway). The main focus will be on  ventilation requirements, trends, and quality, moisture and comfort control and kitchen ventilation. Information on registration, programme, speakers etc. will follow soon, so stay tuned.

Favorite Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings is out! Edition of January 2020

The January 2020 issue of the “Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings” newsletter has just been released. This monthly online newspaper contains relevant information on the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the building and ductwork airtightness platform (TightVent Europe), the international platform on ventilative cooling (venticool) & EU relevant information.

The paper is available at the first week of every month at: http://news.inive.org/

We would like to encourage you to subscribe to get informed on a regular basis on our platforms’ activities.

Favorite Frequently asked questions on airtightness

TightVent Europe’s website includes a page dedicated to providing answers to commonly asked questions regarding building and ductwork airtightness. Please visit https://tightvent.eu/faqs and learn: What is building airtightness?What is ductwork airtightness?What is infiltration/exfiltration?What is the energy impact of building and … Continue reading