The TAAC working group provides the opportunity to exchange on practices within countries; various surveys have been performed leading to the following outputs (i.e. publications): ​​

Articles published during the AIVC-TightVent annual conferences and workshops

Building and ductwork airtightness requirements in Europe – Comparison of 10 European countries. Valérie Leprince, François Rémi Carrié, Maria Kapsalaki. 38th AIVC Conference “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings”, Nottingham, UK, 13-14 September 2017.

Comparison of building preparation rules for airtightness testing in 11 European countries. Valérie Leprince, François-Rémi Carrié. 35th AIVC Conference ” Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance”, Poznan, Poland, 24-25 September 2014

Reasons behind and lessons learnt with the development of airtightness testers schemes in 11 European countries. Valérie Leprince, François Rémi Carrié. International Workshop: Quality of Methods for Measuring Ventilation and Air Infiltration in Buildings | Brussels, Belgium 18-19 March 2014.

AIVC publications (in collaboration with TightVent & TAAC)

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper 37:  Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness. Valérie Leprince, Maria Kapsalaki, François Rémi Carrié. 2017.

 

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper 40: Ductwork airtightness – A review. Valérie Leprince, Nolwenn Hurel, Maria Kapsalaki. 2020

 

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper 45.1: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Estonia. Targo Kalamees, Jaanus Hallik, Alo Mikola. 2022

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper 45.2: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Spain. Timo Hoek, Irene Poza-Casado, Sergio Melgosa. 2022

 

TightVent webinars providing an overview of approaches in various countries

Airtightness testing part 1: Status and trends in competent tester schemes in the UK and Belgium, 14 November 2013

Airtightness testing part 2: Status and trends in competent tester schemes in Germany, the Czech Republic and France, 22 November 2013

Airtightness testing part 3: Status and trends in competent tester schemes in Denmark, Ireland and Sweden, 20 November 2014

Ductwork airtightness: Standardisation’s on- going work and an overview of status and trends in Sweden, Japan, Spain and Portugal, 25 January 2018

Ductwork airtightness measurements: protocols, 25 April 2019

 

Building airtightness improvements of the building stock- Analysis of European databases, 19 January 2021
Inspection of ventilation systems in new regulations in European countries, 30 November 2021
Topical sessions organized during the annual AIVC – TightVent joint Conferences
Topical session on “Quality issues in airtightness testing” organized during the 35th AIVC – 4th TightVent  & 2nd venticool Conference “Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance”, in Poznan, Poland.
Topical session on “Building airtightness testing: ground status from various countries” organized during the 36th AIVC – 5th TightVent & 3rd venticool Conference “Effective ventilation in high performance buildings”, in Madrid, Spain.
Topical session on “Ductwork airtightness: Ongoing works in some European countries” organized during the 39th AIVC – 7th TightVent & 5th venticool Conference “Smart ventilation for buildings”, in  Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, France.
Topical session on: “Building and ductwork airtightness regulations in Europe” organized during the 42nd AIVC-10th TightVent & 8th Venticool Conference “Ventilation challenges in a changing world”, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands