On the 14th of October 2016 the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (Isabella Zwerger MSc) and the Institute of Building Research and Innovation (DI Dr. Peter Holzer) held a symposium on Ventilative Cooling in Vienna. Aside from the international experts from the IEA- EBC annex 62 participating countries, Austrian stakeholders and other interested parties took part in the event.
The programme included general topics such as the potential and principles of ventilative cooling, which were presented by Per Heiselberg, professor at Aalborg University, Department of Civil Engineering. Maria Kolokotroni, professor at Brunel University London, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, presented a recently developed technical component which makes use of Phase Change Materials (PCM) and Christoph Speer, introduced a new counter flow heat exchange ventilator which is currently being developed at the University of Innsbruck, Unit for Energy Efficient Buildings.
The symposium was rounded up by the presentation of the renovation of the university building of Innsbruck and the results of its long term monitoring by Harald Malzer, Passivhaus Institute Innsbruck, and Christoph Lugmeyer, e7 Energie Markt Analyse GmbH. Peter Holzer then presented a short term analysis of two smaller projects in Vienna making use of ventilative cooling from the Institute of Building Research and Innovation.
The results of the presentations were lively discussed by the audience and the offer of internationally transferring knowledge was widely accepted.
The presentations can be downloaded here.