The 1st international QUALICHeCK Conference “Towards improved compliance and quality of the works for better performing buildings” will take place in the KBC auditorium: Havenlaan 2, 1080 Brussels, Belgium. The event represents the main physical opportunity to expand dialogue on … Continue reading
The 2013 Conference of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, AIVC, was organized together with the 2nd Cool Roof Conference and the 1st Venticool Conference in Athens, Greece during September 2013. The theme of the Conference was ‘Energy Conservation Technologies for Mitigation … Continue reading
ATLANTA – A newly formed alliance seeks to serve as a global source for information, guidance and knowledge on indoor environmental quality. A memorandum of understanding creating the Indoor Environment Quality Global Alliance was signed Sunday, June 29, at ASHRAE’s … Continue reading
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/
Over 160 persons attended the joint 34th AIVC, 3rd TightVent, 1st venticool and 2nd Cool Roofs’ Conference held in Athens, Greece on 25-26 September, 2013. The conference focused on research, technologies, policies and market transformation to employ in an optimal … Continue reading
The 35th AIVC – 2nd venticool – 4th TightVent conference: ‘Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance’, will be held in Poznan, Poland in September 24-25, 2014.
Find more information in the attached flyer and visit the conference website at: http://aivc2014conference.org/
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!
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.
A new overview paper on ventilative cooling was published by BUILD UP (the official European portal on energy efficiency – www.buildup.eu) on September 19. The paper makes reference to venticool. Click here to download
The 1st venticool conference in Athens on September 25-26 will have specific sessions dealing with ventilative cooling. This combined conference has more than 160 presentations. More information on: http://www.aivc.org/event/25-26-september-2013-conference-athens-34th-aivc-conference