During its November 2012 meeting, the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme – www.ecbcs.org) has approved to start a new multi-annual collaboration on the topic of ventilative cooling, which is application of ventilation flow rates to reduce the cooling loads in buildings. Ventilative Cooling utilizes the cooling and thermal perception potential of outdoor air. The air driving force can be natural, mechanical or a combination.
The operating agent is Prof. Per Heiselberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Aalborg University. As of today, 12 countries participate to this annex.
One important first step of this annex will be a workshop in Brussels 19-20 March 2013 on ventilative cooling followed by a project planning meeting also in Brussels but on 21-22 March 2013. More information will be soon available on our website and on the AIVC website (www.aivc.org).