Favorite venticool flyer now available!

venticool is pleased to announce the release of a flyer describing the platforms main activities, goals, achievements and targets.

Download and read the flyer here.

Favorite venticool position paper now available!

A position paper with a brief overview of opportunities and challenges for ventilative cooling solutions both:

  • To contribute to the 2020 objectives of the EU in the building sector with regard to energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions;
  • To contain the overheating risk, which is an increasing concern in low-energy buildings.

Download the venticool position paper here.

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!