AIVC symposium “Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings” – 27 & 28 March 2019, Dublin

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) together with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are organising a symposium entitled “ Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings ” to be held on 27-28 March 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. The workshop will take place at the RDS venue, close to Dublin City Centre.

The 2 day conference will provide a wealth of insights from experiences both nationally and internationally. It will inform approach on ventilation as a key component of delivering both new buildings and deep retrofit low energy buildings.

Presentations & speakers:

Day 1: “Ventilation for good indoor air quality (IAQ)”

10.30am – 4.00pm

  • Welcome on behalf of SEAI | John Randles, Head of Department, SEAI 
  • Overview of International Energy Agency activities related to energy in buildings | Paul Ruyssevelt, Vice chair of ExCo, IEA TCP EBC 
  • Presentation of AIVC and ventilation related activities | Peter Wouters, Manager, INIVE EEIG
  • Overview of SEAI deep retrofit pilot programme and Research Development and Demonstration Fund | Phil Hemmingway, Conor Hanniffy, Brian McIntyre, SEAI
  • Ventilative cooling – IEA TCP EBC annex 62 | Maria Kolokotroni, Brunel University London/IEA TCP EBC annex 62
  • Health and wellbeing benefits from providing good indoor air quality | Sani Dimitroulopoulou, Public Health England 
  • Economics of indoor air quality (IAQ) | Max Sherman, LBNL 
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in Irish Energy Efficient dwellings | Marie Coggins, James McGrath, NUIG
  • New trends in ventilation systems – standardisation and specifications issues | Marc Jardinier, Convenor, CEN TC 156 WG 2 
  • New trends in ventilation systems and the impact on IAQ, energy performance and the installation fitter | Wouter Borsboom, TNO

Day 2: “Quality of Ventilation Systems”

9.30am – 4.00pm

  • EPBD issues in relation to IAQ and ventilation and article 19a feasibility study | Peter Wouters, Manager, INIVE EEIG 
  • The context in France that lead to the French task force on ventilation | Gaëlle Guyot, CEREMA 
  • The context of the UK and recent studies into ventilation effectiveness | Ian Mawditt, Four Walls Consultants 
  • Inspection and other quality control activities of ventilation systems outside Europe | Max Sherman, LBNL 
  • The context in Ireland – changes to Irish regulations and inspection of ventilation systems | Emmanuel Bourdin, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government 
  • Ventilation and building airtightness inspection schemes in Belgium | Maarten De Strycker, BCCA 
  • Ventilation inspection schemes in France | Adeline Melois, French Ministry for Ecology 
  • Ductwork airtightness – why should we care and how to control it – a review | Valérie Leprince, Independent Scientific Consultant, PLEIAQ 
  • Evaluation of Low-Cost IAQ Monitors | Iain Walker, LBNL 
  • Overheating risk analysis for NZEB in Irish Perspective | Orla Coyle, SEAI 
  • Electronic voting of insights | Paul Martin, SEAI 
  • Conference Summary | Peter Rickaby, Rapporteur, UKCMB/ UCL 
  • Closing | SEAI

Registration information:

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Please note that there is a €100 refundable deposit for this event. The refund will be processed upon entry to the event and will return to your card within 5 days of the event.

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