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Welcome to IEA EBC Annex 62 – Ventilative Cooling!

The Executive Committee of the IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the IEA EBC Annex 62 on Ventilative Cooling in November 2013. This Annex 62 will continue in a four year working and reporting phase from 2014 – 2017.

The current development in building energy efficiency towards nearly-zero energy buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction. One of the major new challenges is the increased need for cooling arising in these highly insulated and airtight buildings, which is not only present in the summer period but also in the shoulder seasons and in offices even in midwinter during periods of occupation. In order to address these cooling challenges of buildings, the research focus of the annex will be on development of design methods and compliance tools related to predicting, evaluating and eliminating the cooling need and the risk of overheating in buildings as well as on the development of new attractive energy efficient ventilative cooling solutions.

 

Favorite Register now for the ventilative cooling workshop on October 23, 2017

The programme for the workshop “Ventilative cooling in buildings: now & in the future” to be held on Monday October 23, 2017 at the BBRI offices (Boulevard Poincaré 79, 1060) in Brussels, Belgium is now available.

The event will discuss the outcomes of IEA-EBC Annex 62 “ventilative cooling” as well as future challenges and possibilities for international collaboration.

The workshop is an initiative of IEA-EBC annex 62 & venticool and is hosted by INIVE-BBRI & KU Leuven.

Participation to the workshop is free, but requires you to register for the event.

To register, please fill in the registration form and send to Mr. Stéphane Degauquier sd@bbri.be

Further information on the programme, speakers etc. is available here.

Favorite Keynote speakers/topical sessions/list of accepted papers at the 38th AIVC – 6th TightVent – 4th venticool joint conference

The keynote speakers, topical sessions and list of accepted papers for the 38th AIVC – 6th TightVent – 4th venticool conference: “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings” have been announced. The joint conference, co-organized by the International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE), on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), TightVent Europe (the Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform) and venticool (the international platform for ventilative cooling, Brunel University London, the University of Nottingham & CIBSE, takes place Sept. 13-14, 2017, in Nottingham, UK.

The conference programme includes several high profile keynote speakers:

  • Sani Dimitroulopoulou, Public Health England
  • Cath Noakes, University of Leeds
  • Tadj Oreszczyn, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
  • Peter Rankin, Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Paul Ruyssevelt, University College London (UCL)
  • Don Weekes, Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance (IEQ-GA)
  • Ant Wilson, Aecom

There will be a total of 10 topical sessions:

  • IEA-EBC Annex 62: Ventilative Cooling: Lessons learnt from case-studies
  • IEA-EBC Annex 62: Ventilative Cooling: Strategies and components
  • Durability of airtightness
  • Ventilation measurements
  • Integrating uncertainties due to wind in declared airtightness results
  • Health outcomes of ventilation
  • IEA-EBC Annex 68: Design and Operational Strategies for High IAQ in Low Energy Buildings – Towards better understanding of needs and challenges related to residential ventilation
  • Effects and performance of cooker hoods in dwellings
  • Utilization of heat recovery in residential ventilation systems
  • Low energy ventilation network

The present list of accepted papers can be found here.

To proceed with your on line registration please visit: http://www.aivc2017conference.org/#register

For further information visit the conference website at: http://www.aivc2017conference.org/

Favorite venticool newsletter June 2017, now available!

The tenth issue of the venticool newsletter (June, 2017) is now available for download. Contents include: Foreword IEA-EBC Annex 62 7th Expert Meeting, Lisbon, May 15-17, 2017 Work item proposals on ventilative cooling and natural and hybrid ventilation systems Feedback from the IEA … Continue reading

Favorite SAVE THE DATE for the international workshop on ventilative cooling – 23 October 2017, Brussels

The workshop will be held on Monday October 23, 2017 at the BBRI offices (Boulevard Poincaré 79, 1060) in Brussels, Belgium.

The participants will present and discuss the outcomes of IEA-EBC Annex 62 “ventilative cooling” as well as future challenges and possibilities for international collaboration.

The workshop is an initiative of IEA-EBC annex 62 & venticool and is hosted by INIVE-BBRI & KU Leuven.

Participation to the workshop is free.

If you wish to pre-register please send an email to Stéphane Degauquier at: sd@bbri.be

If you want to be kept informed please subscribe at: http://news.inive.org

More information to come at: www.venticool.eu

Favorite IEA-EBC annex 62 launches tool to assess the ventilative cooling potential

A new tool developed within the framework of International Energy Agency (IEA) Annex 62 project has been launched. The ventilative cooling potential tool (VC tool) aims to assess the potential effectiveness of ventilative cooling strategies by taking into account climate conditions, building envelope thermal properties, occupancy patterns, internal gains and ventilation needs. The excel-based tool is freely accessible and available here.

Favorite IEA-EBC Programme publishes its Annual Report 2016

The annual report of 2016 of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme has just been released. This report presents an overview of the Programme’s main activities with summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects. … Continue reading

Favorite Register now for the 38th AIVC – 4th venticool conference

Screenshot 2017-02-15 11.58.58The 38th AIVC conference “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings” will be held on 13 and 14 September 2017 in Nottingham (UK). It will also be the 6th TightVent conference and the 4th venticool conference.

The conference will place its focus on:

  • thermal comfort and ventilative cooling (the application of ventilation to cool indoor spaces and reduce overheating risk in buildings);
  • air infiltration through cracks in the building envelope and ductwork;
  • the relationships between ventilation, indoor air quality and health.

To proceed with your on line registration please visit: http://www.aivc2017conference.org/#register

For further information visit the conference website at: http://www.aivc2017conference.org/