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.
Ventilative cooling can be very effective to reduce the cooling energy demand in buildings in summer or mid-season conditions. Although energy simulation tools can be used to assess ventilative cooling potential, finding the appropriate trade-off between accuracy and simplicity for … Continue reading →
The eighth issue of the venticool newsletter (June, 2016) is now available for download. Contents include: Foreword IEA-EBC Annex 62 Ventilative cooling met in Cork Ventilative cooling in energy performance regulations. Summary from the ventilative cooling workshop at Clima 2016 REHVA Journal … Continue reading →
During the joint CLIMA 2016 and the 12th REHVA Conference held in Aalborg on 22-25 May 2016, a specific session dealing with ventilative cooling was organised by venticool in collaboration with IEA-EBC Annex 62, AIVC and QUALICHeCK. The title of the … Continue reading →
A special issue of the International Journal of Ventilation was released in March, 2016 with selected extended papers from the 35th AIVC- 4th TightVent – 2nd venticool Conference: “Ventilation and Airtightness in Transforming the Building Stock to High Performance”. The list … Continue reading →
A new report, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), looks into the risks of summertime overheating and the readiness level of care facilities, with respect to the consequences of climate change. The report reviews existing evidence and presents primary … Continue reading →
Addressing the increased potential for cooling energy demand and associated risk of overheating in new and refurbished low energy buildings is becoming an important issue for the industry. This half day seminar for researchers, designers, engineers & architects, is organised by the Cork Institute of Technology in collaboration with IEA EBC Annex 62 – Ventilative Cooling and will present state of the art in utilising ventilation for reducing cooling energy demand and addressing the risk of overheating in low energy buildings.
Speakers will include both national and international researchers and practitioners showcasing various tools, techniques and projects related to ventilative cooling, presenting their most recent findings from the state of the art.
To find out more details regarding the programme, the venue and to register online please click here.
This new report, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, reviews the range of technical and behavioural solutions available to reduce the risk of overheating in UK homes. The document covers a wide range of possible measures from town planning and … Continue reading →
The recordings and the slides of the QUALICHeCK webinar: “Ventilative cooling potential and compliance in Energy Performance regulations — Status and perspectives in Belgium, Estonia, Greece” organised in cooperation the IEA project on ventilative cooling “EBC IEA Annex 62”, venticool and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre are now available online at: http://venticool.eu/venticool-events/webinars-2/
The joint CLIMA 2016 and the 12th REHVA Conference (http://www.clima2016.org) will be held in Aalborg, Denmark on 22-25 May 2016. A specific session dealing with ventilative cooling is organised by venticool in cooperation with IEA EBC Annex 62, the Air Infiltration … Continue reading →
The annual report of 2015 of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme is now available. This report presents an overview of the Programme’s main activities with summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed projects, including specific reference to Annex 62 “ventilative cooling” as well as Annex 5 “Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre”.
The IEA-EBC Programme is an international energy research and innovation programme in the buildings and communities field. It enables collaborative Research & Development (R&D) projects among its 22 member countries. It provides high quality scientific reports and summary information for policy makers.