Following the 1st EPBD article 19a stakeholder meeting which took place in June 2019 and where stakeholders discussed the state of the art regarding existing schemes in relation to the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems and optional building renovation passports, the … Continue reading
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.
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, … Continue reading
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
Lindab has managed to fulfil the highest criteria and is now certified by Eurovent, a renowned organization and issuer of certification in several sectors and industries, for our duct systems Lindab Safe and Lindab Safe Click. Not just because we … Continue reading
The “ASHRAE HVAC Duct Sizer” application designed by Carmel Software Corporation for ASHRAE, allows the user to quickly size one HVAC duct run or a range of duct sizes using the constant friction method. In the “Size by Airflow” mode, … Continue reading
All three regions of Belgium (Brussels, Flanders and Walloon Region) have from the start of the energy performance legislation the airtightness of buildings in their regional Energy Performance (EP) regulations. Airtightness testing is not mandatory and there are no minimum requirements; … Continue reading