Around 55 participants from 16 countries attended the international workshop on “Ventilation and Airtightness in Buildings : Voluntary and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Quality and Compliance” which was held in Lund, Sweden on March 16-17, 2015.
One topic of specific attention was schemes implemented in various countries to reduce errors in ventilation and airtightness input data used in energy performance certificates and to improve the quality of the works. Discussions were based on analyses of lessons learnt from field data.
Specific sessions included:
- Outcomes of QUALICHeCK
- Building ventilation: industry initiatives-opportunities and challenges for manufacturers
- Selected approaches addressing quality and compliance in various countries- Concerns for innovation
- Swedish approach to quality and compliance
- Steps to improve the reliability of EPC input data and quality of the works in the Belgian context
- Status on the ground and industry-driven initiatives in the French regulatory context
- Developing effective compliance frameworks
- Conclusions and Perspectives
This workshop was a joint initiative from: AIVC (Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, www.aivc.org), the QUALICHeCK consortium, TightVent (Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform, www.tightvent.eu) and venticool (the international platform for ventilative cooling, www.venticool.eu).
Recordings of the workshop will be soon available.