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. Annex 62 was running until the end of 2018.
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.
The April 2023 issue of the “Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings” newsletter has just been released. This monthly online newspaper contains relevant information on the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the building and ductwork airtightness platform (TightVent …Continue reading →
Large parts of India have reported temperatures higher than average with heatwaves beginning on March 3. On April 18, 2023 above-normal maximum temperatures were recorded according to All India Weather Summary and Forecast bulletin by India Meteorological Department. In Southern Spain and Portugal, …Continue reading →
In March 2023, the EU Commission published the report “EU-level technical guidance on adapting buildings to climate change”. The report includes 2 parts: a broader technical guidance; and a best practice guidance for concrete applications. The best practice guidance provides technical guidance on climate-adaptation …Continue reading →
The 43rd AIVC conference “Ventilation, IEQ and health in sustainable buildings” will be held on 4 & 5 October 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark together with the 11th TightVent conference and the 9th venticool conference. The conference will take place at the premises of Aalborg University Copenhagen. Conference …Continue reading →
On Monday March 20, 2023, venticool organized an online meeting to discuss the major outcomes and future challenges of venticool. The aim of the meeting was to inform the audience of the objectives and activities of venticool and the possibilities for collaboration. …Continue reading →
The abstract submission deadline for the AIVC – TightVent – venticool 2023 Conference: “Ventilation, IEQ and health in sustainable buildings” to be held during 4-5 October 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark has been extended! Authors can now submit their abstracts by March …Continue reading →
A recent analysis by Eurostat, released on February 27,2023, revealed that the need to heat a given building in the EU from 1979 to 2022 has decreased by almost a fifth. More specifically, the heating degree days (HDD) went down from …Continue reading →
venticool is organizing an online meeting to be held on Monday March 20, 2023 [09:00-11:00 CET] to discuss the major outcomes and future challenges of venticool, the platform for resilient ventilative cooling, launched in 2012. The aim of the meeting …Continue reading →
The February 2023 edition of the REHVA Journal has been released, including a selection of articles presented at the 42nd AIVC conference – 10th TightVent – 8th venticool conference: “Ventilation Challenges in a Changing World” held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands …Continue reading →
In the framework of The Trento EEMI Bauhaus Week, the European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC) released a video-”call to action” (for distribution to 2000 banks and 5000 major companies) about the decarbonisation of buildings and the …Continue reading →