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 20th issue of the venticool newsletter is now available! Specific contents include: Foreword Feedback from the 41st AIVC – ASHRAE IAQ joint Conference 5 ‐6 October 2022 –8th venticool‐ 42nd AIVC conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands Save the dates for the …Continue reading →
The 41st AIVC – ASHRAE IAQ joint Conference, co-organized by ASHRAE & AIVC, was held on 4-6 May 2022 in Athens. The event drew around 185 participants (in person and remotely) – academic researchers, engineering and consulting firms, industry representatives, …Continue reading →
The June 2022 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 →
The recordings and the slides of the venticool/AIVC & Annex 80 Webinar “Future weather data and heatwaves” held on 31 May 2022, are now available online! The full collection of past events’ recordings and slides can be found at: https://venticool.eu/information-on-venticool/venticool-events/webinars/ Check …Continue reading →
The recordings and the slides of the recent venticool/AIVC & Annex 80 Webinar “Indicators to Assess Resilience of Cooling in Buildings” held on 10 May 2022, are now available online! The full collection of past events’ recordings and slides can …Continue reading →
Well-insulated and air-tight buildings are known to be vulnerable to overheating. An increase in the severity and duration of heatwaves is expected, resulting in more severe overheating risks, affecting on their turn the health and mortality of building users. To …Continue reading →
The 42nd AIVC conference: “Ventilation Challenges in a Changing World” will be held in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands together with the 10th TightVent and the 8th venticool conferences on October 5-6, 2022. Conference Scope More than ever in the past, climate change and the …Continue reading →
On March 30th, Annex 80 scientists, practitioners, and planners as well as representatives from the building cooling associated industry gathered for the 5th meeting of the Advisory Board of Practitioners. This board, an initiative of Annex 80, AIVC and venticool, …Continue reading →
The REHVA World Congress CLIMA is the leading international scientific congress in the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). CLIMA 2022 takes place 22nd – 25th of May 2022 both in Ahoy Rotterdam as well as online. Don’t miss out on …Continue reading →
The conference “IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ”, organized by ASHRAE and AIVC, will be held in Athens, Greece. The conference will also be the 9th TightVent and 7th venticool conference. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has …Continue reading →