|Welcome to venticool!
venticool is the international ventilative cooling platform launched in October 2012 to accelerate the uptake of ventilative cooling by raising awareness, sharing experience and steering research and development efforts in the field of ventilative cooling. The platform supports better guidance for the appropriate implementation of ventilative cooling strategies as well as adequate credit for such strategies in building regulations. The platform philosophy is to pull resources together and to avoid duplicating efforts to maximize the impact of existing and new initiatives. venticool will join forces with organizations with significant experience and/or well identified in the field of ventilation and thermal comfort like AIVC (www.aivc.org) and REHVA (www.rehva.eu).
The platform was officially launched during the 33rd AIVC-2nd TightVent conference in Copenhagen, Oct. 10-11 2012 hosting 4 topical sessions on ventilative cooling. It has been initiated by INIVE EEIG with (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with the financial and/or technical support of its partners.
Ventilative cooling in energy performance legislations
Because of their increasing weight on building design options, energy performance regulations have undoubtedly become key market drivers. This is a specific concern for ventilative cooling strategies as they require rather mature assessment methods for thermal comfort and ventilation losses to be correctly accounted for. In fact, adequate credit for ventilative cooling should account for thermal comfort criteria as well as ideally, indoor air quality, visual comfort, and noise. It should reflect the effective cooling potential which greatly varies within a single day, calling for rather sophisticated calculations seldom used in regulations. The good news is that CEN standards (in particular, EN 15251 and EN 15242) provide methods that could fill the gap. In any case, this will be a clear focus area of the ventilative cooling platform.
The keynote speakers 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 … Continue reading
The 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 joint conference will place its focus on: thermal … Continue reading
The abstract submission for the 38th AIVC – 6th TightVent – 4th venticool conference: “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings” to be held in Nottingham, UK on September 13-14, 2017 closed, initiating the review process of the abstracts received.
Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their abstracts by April 1, 2017. Full papers are due May 31, 2017.
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/
The European Solar Energy Organisation (ES-SO) released a white paper focusing on the overheating risk in low energy buildings in order to strengthen the awareness of member states of a growing problem which is not sufficiently addressed in the current … Continue reading
The building glass façade and window industry represented by European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO and Glass for Europe came together to call for a modernised EPBD to unleash the energy savings potential of high performing windows. The four associations call for a … Continue reading
The September 2016 issue of the CIBSE Natural Ventilation News is now available. This Newsletter, aims to inform members and potential members of the work being undertaken by the Group to benefit the discipline of natural ventilation within CIBSE. The specific … Continue reading
venticool has joined the Covenant of Mayors as an Associated Partner. Heralded as the “world’s biggest urban climate and energy initiative” by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy brings together thousands of local and regional authorities … Continue reading
The 4th venticool conference will be held on 13 and 14 September 2017 in Nottingham (UK) together with the 38th AIVC conference and the 6th TightVent conference. More information will follow soon so stay tuned.
On June 9, 2016 the executive committee of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Technical Collaboration Programme Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP), previously called the implementing agreement on Buildings and Communities, approved a 5-year extension period for the Air Infiltration and Ventilation … Continue reading
This discussion paper, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, suggests a framework for defining and assessing overheating risk in UK’s new homes. More specifically, the document draws on the evidence- based and expert views and advice of house-builders, housing associations, … Continue reading