Favorite 9 December 2020, venticool & AIVC Webinar – “Resilient Ventilative Cooling in practice”

The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction. One of these major challenges is the increased need for cooling 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. Resilient ventilative cooling can be an energy efficient solution to address this cooling challenge in buildings.

This webinar will present solutions of ventilative cooling in practice in residential and non-residential buildings. Peter Holzer, operating agent of IEA EBC Annex 80 Resilient Cooling of Buildings, will give an overview, and speakers from industry will demonstrate interesting ventilative cooling components.

This webinar is organised by INIVE EEIG (www.inive.org) with the support of 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 the venticool platform (www.venticool.eu), and in cooperation with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (www.aivc.org).

Presentations and Speakers:

  • Introduction to resilient ventilative cooling and venticool, Hilde Breesch – KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Ventilative cooling components: An overview, Peter Holzer – Operating Agent EBC Annex 80, Institute of Building Research & Innovation, Austria
  • Application of louvres to support ventilative cooling, Ivan Pollet – Renson, Belgium
  • Examples of air flow enhancing and natural cooling components, Nick Hopper  – Monodraught, United Kingdom
  • Controlled windows for ventilative cooling, Peter Foldbjerg – Velux, Denmark
  • Ventilative cooling integrated design, Jannick Roth – WindowMaster, Denmark

Participation to the webinar is FREE but requires you to REGISTER for the event.

For further information please download the flyer.

Favorite Recordings & Slides | AIVC Webinar – “COVID-19 Ventilation related guidance by ASHRAE and REHVA”

The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (https://www.aivc.org/) with support from ASHRAE and REHVA  organized the webinar “COVID-19 Ventilation related guidance by ASHRAE and REHVA” held on Friday November 20th, 2020 at 16:00-17:15 (CET).  The webinar presented the guidelines by REHVA and ASHRAE and also had a closer look to the similarities and differences in both guidelines.

Presentations and Speakers:

  • Introduction, Arnold Janssens – chair of AIVC WG COVID-19
  • REHVA guidance regarding ventilation, Jarek Kurnitski – chair of REHVA COVID-19 task force
  • ASHRAE guidance regarding ventilation, William P. Bahnfleth – chair of ASHRAE’s Epidemic task force
  • Similarities and differences between REHVA’s & ASHRAE’s guidance, Valérie Leprince –  member AIVC COVID-19 working group & ASHRAE’s Epidemic task force

The recordings and the slides are now available online at:   https://www.aivc.org/event/20-november-2020-webinar-covid-19-ventilation-related-guidance-ashrae-and-rehva

Favorite New release! venticool newsletter issue #16 – July 2020

The 16th issue of the venticool newsletter is now available! Specific contents include:

  • Foreword
  • Postponement of 41st AIVC ‐ ASHRAE IAQ ‐ 9th TightVent & 7th venticool joint conference in Athens, Greece
  • IEA EBC Annex 80 Resilient Cooling for Buildings – Proceedings from the 2nd Expert Meeting
  • Selected papers from the AIVC – TightVent‐ venticool 2019 Conference published at the April 2020 edition of the REHVA Journal
  • The REHVA & IEQ‐GA Covid‐19 taskforces
  • Recordings & Slides from the webinar on Ventilative Cooling Design and Examples
  • AIVC Literature List 34 on “Ventilative Cooling”
  • IEA EBC annex 86 “Energy Efficient Smart IAQ Management for residential buildings”

To download the newsletter please visit: https://venticool.eu/venticool-publications/newsletters/

Favorite New release! AIVC Literature List 34 “Ventilative Cooling”

The Air Infiltration & Ventilation Centre has just released AIVC Literature List 34 “Ventilative Cooling”.  

The document is split into three main   chapters including:

  • papers & slides presented at AIVC & venticool annual conferences and publications produced during the operation of IEA-EBC annex 62;
  • slides presented at workshops organized with the collaboration of venticool & IEA-EBC annex 62; and
  • recordings from webinars organized with the collaboration venticool & IEA-EBC annex 62.

 Please click here to download and read the document. 

Favorite Selected papers from the AIVC – TightVent- venticool 2019 Conference published at the April 2020 edition of the REHVA Journal

The April 2020 edition of the REHVA Journal has been released, including a selection of articles presented at the 40th AIVC – 8th TightVent & 6th venticool Conference, 2019 “From energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC” held in Ghent, Belgium on 15-16 October, 2019.

Specific articles include:

  • Real-life ventilation filter performance in a city environment | Joris Van Herreweghe (BBRI, BE), Samuel Caillou (BBRI, BE), Tom Haerinck (BBRI, BE), Johan Van Dessel (BBRI, BE)
  • Particle filtration in energy efficient housing with MVHR | Gabriel Rojas (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria)
  • Cloud based large-scale performance analysis of a smart residential MEV system | Bavo De Maré (Renson Ventilation, BE), Stijn Germonpré (Renson Ventilation, BE), Jelle Laverge (Ghent University, BE), Frederik Losfeld (Renson Ventilation, BE), Ivan Pollet (Renson Ventilation, BE), Steven Vandekerckhove (Renson Ventilation & KU Leuven, BE)
  • Assessment of mid-term and long-term building airtightness durability | Bassam Moujalled (Cerema, FR), Sylvain Berthault (Cerema, FR), Andrés Litvak (Cerema, FR), Valérie Leprince (PLEIAQ, FR), Gilles Frances (Cetii, FR)
  • New findings on measurements of very airtight buildings | Stefanie Rolfsmeier (BlowerDoor GmbH, DE)
  • Influence of horizontal mounted flue gas exhaust systems on indoor air quality | Xavier Kuborn (BBRI, BE), Sébastien Pecceu (BBRI, BE)

To download and read the full journal please visit: https://www.rehva.eu//rehva-journal/detail/02-2020

Favorite Webinar on Ventilative Cooling Design and Examples – Recordings & Slides now available!

The recordings and the slides of our recent webinar: “Ventilative Cooling – Design and examples” held on March 26th, 2020 and organised with the support of IEA-EBC annex 62 on ventilative cooling and the venticool platform, and in cooperation with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, are now available online. 

The full collection of past events’ recordings and slides can be found at https://venticool.eu/venticool-events/webinars/. Check them out and subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive our latest video updates!