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 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 →
The March 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 →
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 →
The abstract & topical session submission deadlines 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 have been extended! Authors interested in the peer review of …Continue reading →
The 21st issue of the venticool newsletter is now available! Specific contents include: Foreword Feedback from the 42nd AIVC‐ 10th TightVent & 8th venticool Conference: Summary of the “Resilient Ventilative Cooling” track 4‐5 October 2023 – 43rd AIVC – 11th TightVent‐ …Continue reading →
On November 24th, 2022 The Guardian published an article entitled “Over 20,000 died in western Europe’s summer heatwaves”. According to the article, during the summer, heatwaves temperatures exceeded 40ºC in London, areas in south-west France reached 42ºC while Seville and Córdoba in Spain set records of …Continue reading →
The recordings and the slides of the AIVC & EBC Annex 87 Webinar: “Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Performance of Personalised Environmental Control Systems (PECS)” are now available online here. The full collection of past events’ recordings and slides can …Continue reading →