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 December 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 →
Annex 87 held its second working phase meeting in a hybrid format in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 11th and 12th, 2023. There were 16 in-person attendees and around 28 online attendees. The annex team had very fruitful discussions on the …Continue reading →
On 4-5 October 2023, the AIVC – TightVent – venticool 2023 joint Conference “Ventilation, IEQ, and Health in Sustainable Buildings”, was organised by the International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE) on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation …Continue reading →
On November 15th, 2023, IEA EBC Annex 80 scientists, designers as well as representatives from the building cooling and ventilation associated industry gathered for the 8th meeting of the Advisory Board of Practitioners (ABoP). This board, an initiative of Annex 80, …Continue reading →
We are pleased to announce that the AIVC 2024 Conference “Retrofitting the Building Stock: Challenges and Opportunities for Indoor Environmental Quality” is now accepting abstracts & proposals for topical sessions. The Conference will be held on October 9-10, 2024, at Croke Park, …Continue reading →
The Advisory Board of Practitioners 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. So …Continue reading →
The 44th AIVC conference “Retrofitting the Building Stock: Challenges and Opportunities for Indoor Environmental Quality” will be held on 9 & 10 October 2024 in Dublin, Ireland together with the 12th TightVent conference and the 10th venticool conference. The conference will take place at Croke Park. Conference Scope In a …Continue reading →
The date for the AIVC -TightVent – venticool 2023 Conference: “Ventilation, IEQ and health in sustainable buildings” is now approaching quickly! The conference will be held during 4-5 October 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. More than 190 people have booked their seats for the …Continue reading →
We are happy to share with you information on a topical session dedicated to ventilative cooling namely “Importance of good resilient building design and standards to ensure good ventilative cooling performance to reduce overheating and environmental impact”, set to take …Continue reading →
The date for the AIVC -TightVent – venticool 2023 Conference: “Ventilation, IEQ and health in sustainable buildings” is now approaching quickly! The conference will be held during 4-5 October 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. More than 160 people have booked their seats for the …Continue reading →