Favorite Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings is out! Edition of April 2021

The April 2021 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  platform for resilient ventilative cooling (venticool), the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance (IEQ-GA) & EU relevant information. The paper is available at the first week of every month at: http://news.inive.org/

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Favorite New release! AIVC Ventilation Information Paper 41: Impact of wind on the airtightness test results

The Air Infiltration & Ventilation Centre has just released Ventilation Information Paper no 41: Impact of wind on the airtightness test results. This paper aims to present and discuss the calculation method of standard ISO 9972 regarding the uncertainty induced by wind; gather published knowledge and determining what further research is needed on the quantification of the wind impact on airtightness tests results (including numerical simulations, laboratory and on-site measurements studies) and; give guidance for minimizing and better estimating the wind impact on airtightness tests results.

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Favorite TightVent newsletter issue #19 – November 2020 now available

The 19th issue of the TightVent newsletter is now available! Specific contents include:

  • Foreword
  • 13 -15 September 2021 – 41st AIVC & 9th TightVent – ASHRAE IAQ joint
    conference in Athens, Greece
  • 30 November 2020, 10:30- 11:45 CET – Webinar “Better Quantifying and Locating Building Leakages”
  • SAVE THE DATE – 19 January 2021 – Webinar “Improvements in building airtightness of the building stock”
  • TAAC news
  • Evolution of ductwork airtightness classes in Europe
  • Building airtightness tests in high-rise buildings
  • Product news

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Favorite TightVent newsletter issue #18 – May 2020 now available

The 18th issue of the TightVent newsletter is now available! Specific contents include:

  • Foreword
  • 14 -16 September 2020 – 41st AIVC & 9th TightVent – ASHRAE IAQ joint conference in Athens, Greece
  • AIVC Ventilation Information Paper no 40 “Ductwork airtightness- A review”
  • TAAC news
  • TightVent-AIVC Webinars on durability of airtightness – Recordings available
  • AIVC- TightVent project: Integrating uncertainties due to wind and stack in declared airtightness results
  • Durabilit’AIR project: Feedback and follow up
  • Guidelines for airtightness measurements of high-rise buildings
  • Product news from our partners

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Favorite New release! AIVC Literature List 35 “Building & Ductwork Airtightness”

The Air Infiltration & Ventilation Centre has just released AIVC Literature List 35 “Building & Ductwork Airtightness”.

The document is split into 3 main chapters including:

  1. papers & slides presented at AIVC & TightVent Europe annual conferences and publications produced in collaboration with AIVC & TightVent Europe,
  2. slides presented at workshops organized with the collaboration of AIVC, TightVent Europe & the QUALICHeCK platform, and
  3. recordings from webinars organized with the collaboration AIVC, TightVent Europe & the QUALICHeCK platform.

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Favorite New release! AIVC Ventilation Information Paper no 40 “Ductwork airtightness – A review”

The Air Infiltration & Ventilation Centre has just released Ventilation Information Paper no 40: “Ductwork airtightness – A review“.

The paper aims to complement Ventilation Information Paper VIP 01 “Airtightness of ventilation ducts”. It provides a literature review of the work performed since 2003 in the field of ductwork airtightness.

Its objectives are to provide information on:

  • the impact of ductwork airtightness;
  • regulations and standards;
  • measurements methods; and
  • the implementation of ductwork airtightness.

Please click here to download and read the document.