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 July 2021 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 →
This book includes the most recent outcomes from research and professional practice in the ventilative cooling field, gathered by the selected panel of authors. It provides essential contents to face and reduce the rise of space cooling and ventilation energy uses …Continue reading →
The 18th issue of the venticool newsletter is now available! Specific contents include: Foreword AVAILABLE NOW – Recordings of June 1st webinar on Resilient Ventilative Cooling Proceedings from the 4th Expert Meeting of Annex 80 Resilient Cooling of Buildings NEW! Advisory …Continue reading →
The world is facing a rapid increase of air conditioning of buildings. The trend towards cooling seems inexorable therefore it is mandatory to guide this development towards sustainable resilient solutions. In this context Resilient Cooling is used to denote low …Continue reading →
During the past few months, venticool partners have been working on extending the list of available Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to ventilative cooling. The first set of questions answered is listed below: What is ventilative cooling? Does ventilative cooling …Continue reading →
IEA EBC Annex 80 generates knowledge in the field of architecture, mechanical engineering, thermodynamics, comfort theory, occupant behaviour and building simulation through international collaboration and national research. Linking the academic realm to practical application is crucial for Annex 80 as …Continue reading →
The IEA EBC Annex 80 held its fourth Expert Meeting on April 15th and 16th. Over 50 participants from 15 countries took part in three online sessions scheduled to take on the large time lag between the Americas, Europe, Asia and …Continue reading →
venticool is very pleased to welcome Reynaers Aluminium , as new partner. “As a part of the Reynaers Group, Reynaers Aluminium is a leading specialist in the development, distribution and commercialization of innovative and sustainable aluminium architectural solutions. Our goal …Continue reading →
[COVID-19 update] Because of COVID-19 uncertainty of conditions to hold a face-to-face conference in Athens in September 2021, ASHRAE and AIVC decided to postpone the conference and reschedule it for May 4-6, 2022. There will not be a new call …Continue reading →
Venticool with support from the IEA EBC Annex 80 Resilient Cooling of Buildings (https://annex80.iea-ebc.org/), the IEA-EBC Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling (https://venticool.eu/annex-62-home/) and in cooperation with The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (https://www.aivc.org/) organized the webinar “Resilient Ventilative Cooling in practice” held on June 1st. The webinar presented solutions of ventilative cooling in practice in residential and non-residential buildings.