On May 31st, Annex 80 scientists, practitioners, and planners as well as representatives from the building cooling associated industry gathered for the 7th meeting of the Advisory Board of Practitioners. This board, an initiative of Annex 80, AIVC and venticool, was founded to put results of scientific research into action by establishing strong ties to practitioners and to include their practical experience in future research projects.
11 participants attended the meeting which focused on the “Resilient Cooling Guidebook” which is now being developed in collaboration with REHVA. Prof. Vincenzo Corrado (Politecnico di Torino, IT) made a first introduction of the resilient cooling design guide. Philipp Stern (Institute of Building Research & Innovation, AT) followed with a presentation on the resilient cooling design process. The last presentation by Fuad Baba (Université de Sherbrooke, CA) looked into a resilient cooling application case study.
In between the presentations the participants discussed the questions listed below and brought in valuable feedback for further improvements to the guidebook.
- Which design guidelines do you currently use in your daily practice to design or develop resilient cooling technologies?
- Concerning the new design guideline…Is there something you would add?…Is there something you would change?…Is there something you like to know more about?…Do you have any other comments?
- Concerning the proposed design process…Does it differ from your current practice? Would you implement it?…Where do you see barriers?…What are the strengths?
- Do you think that the case study presented illustrates well the application of resilient cooling design?
The next meeting of the Advisory Board of Practitioners will be held in September or October 2023. Further information with the exact date and topic of the meeting will follow in the coming weeks.
If you are interested to join the board, please contact Philipp Stern at firstname.lastname@example.org.