What is venticool?

venticool is the international ventilative cooling platform launched in October 2012 to accelerate the uptake of ventilative cooling  by raising awareness, sharing experience and steering research and development efforts in the field of ventilative cooling. The platform supports better guidance for the appropriate implementation of ventilative cooling strategies as well as adequate credit for such strategies in building regulations. The platform philosophy is pull resources together and to avoid duplicating efforts to maximize the impact of existing and new initiatives. venticool will join forces with organizations with significant experience and/or well identified in the field of ventilation and thermal comfort like AIVC (www.aivc.org) and REHVA (www.rehva.eu).

The platform was officially launched during the 33rd AIVC-2nd TightVent conference in Copenhagen, Oct. 10-11 2012 hosting 4 topical sessions on ventilative cooling. It has been initiated by INIVE EEIG with (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with the financial and/or technical support of its partners.

Summary of International Workshop on Ventilative Cooling, Challenges and Solution Examples, Brussels, March 19-20, 2013

The one and a half-day workshop on “ventilative cooling – needs challenges and solution examples” was held in Brussels, March 19-20, 2013. About 60 participants from 15 countries gathered to discuss how and when strategies for increased ventilation with outdoor air can reduce the cooling load while maintaining good indoor environmental quality. The programme consisted of five topical sessions with contributions from various countries and international organizations…

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venticool becomes the international platform on ventilative cooling!

The platform was initially launched with a specific focus on the European context. Since its’ inauguration, several non-European countries have shown interest in this initiative and the approval of the IEA EBC Annex 62 triggered the broadening of the platforms scope. To better reflect this broader geographic coverage, venticool is now ‘the international platform for ventilative cooling’.

33rd AIVC – 2nd TightVent Conference Round Table Discussion: The balance between energy conservation, indoor air quality and comfort in future energy efficient buildings

The round table participants were industry representatives with a clear mid- and long-term vision on research priorities, opportunities and bottlenecks for industry. They have shared their views on challenges in the building sector to meet the 2020 and 2050 objectives for greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and renewable energy. The balance between energy conservation, indoor air quality and comfort in future energy efficient buildings – both new and existing building stock – has been discussed with the audience. You may download the round table discussion summary from this link.