QUALICHeCK website launched

QUALICHeCK, a new EU IEE co-funded project under the 2013 call for proposals, started on 1 March 2014, announces the launch of its website.

QUALICHeCK aims at determining best cases and tackling bottlenecks to increase the reliability of Energy Performance Certification input data, to influence quality of construction and to support compliance with building Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy regulations, in the transition phase towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.

The website at the moment includes general information on the project, and will be gradually populated with all outputs, news and related information.

Visit the website for more information at: http://qualicheck-platform.eu/

34th AIVC- 1st venticool: 170 participants and more than 40 presentations on ventilative cooling!

Around 170 participants attended the joint 34th AIVC – 3rd TightVent- 2nd Cool Roofs’ – 1st venticool conference held in Athens, September 25-26, 2013! The programme consisted of five parallel sessions with contributions from 27 countries and international organizations. Over 160 presentations were given covering topics ranging from ventilation system performance & indoor air quality, ventilative cooling and airtightness issues to cool roofs. It has been a major discussion place for on-going projects and initiatives (e.g., the new IEA EBC annex 62 on ventilative cooling, the venticool platform, TightVent, Active House, etc.), based on presentations of results and perspectives as well as fruitful interactions with the audience.

Specific sessions dealing with ventilative cooling included:

  • Ventilation for summer comfort – Energy impacts
  • Experience with ventilative and passive cooling
  • Ventilation and cooling strategies
  • Ventilative cooling in standards and regulations – Challenges for Annex 62
  • Climate change and summer comfort
  • Active House – buildings combining comfort, energy and sustainability
  • Cooling needs and indoor environment

More information will follow soon including a summary of the ventilative cooling track and links with selected recorded presentations, so stay tuned!

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.