Reasons behind and lessons learnt with the development of airtightness testers schemes in 11 European countries
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
This paper presents the new framework for the realisation of reliable pressurisation tests in Belgium and the provisions taken to widen the number of buildings where a valid pressurisation test can be realised. The pressurisation test is described in standards. In Belgium, the measured airtightness performance can be used in the regional Energy Performance (EP) regulations in order to improve the calculated performance. A few years ago, supplementary specifications to the test standard (NBN EN 13829) describing detailed specific elements of the test, were added to the regulations.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
The major roles of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are to disseminate information and to facilitate international collaborative projects in the fields of ventilation and airtightness. Seven projects have just been approved for the 2017-2021 operating period at our the last AIVC board meeting: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) metrics, ventilation requirements, airtightness testing, and performance of fans, residential cooker hoods, and heat recovery, are key issues addressed in these projects.
Post date: 29 Mar 2017
The ECO-SEE workshop on "Energy efficient building materials for improved indoor air quality" will take place on 8 March 2017 from 10.30 to 12:30 in London, United Kingdom, as part of the EcoBuild exhibition.
The workshop will showcase the scientific and technical achievements of the ECO-SEE project, and provide the opportunity for interested parties to meet members of the project team.
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Scanvac’s RoomVent Conference together with Ventilation Conference present:
RoomVent and Ventilation 2018 Conferences “Excellent indoor climate and high performing ventilation”
RoomVent and Ventilation are well established conference series within the discipline of ventilation research. These conferences have mutually supported each other in the past and
this newly established joint event will provide an overview of the latest research findings on ventilation in both industrial and non-industrial premises.
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
The abstract submission deadline for the 38th AIVC - 6th TightVent - 4th venticool conference: “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings” to be held in Nottingham, UK on September 13-14, 2017 has been extended.
Post date: 15 Feb 2017
The 38th AIVC conference: “Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings” will be held in Nottingham, UK together with the 6th TightVent and the 4th venticool conferences on September 13-14, 2017.
The event will place its focus on:
Post date: 31 Jan 2017
Experts from the East, West, North an South present their most recent results
On 31 March and 1 April 2017 in Hanover, the International BUILDAIR Symposium will bring together experts from many countries to discuss the most recent findings and experiences on the topics of air tightness, thermography and ventilation systems.
Post date: 24 Jan 2017
38th AIVC - 6th TightVent & 4th venticool Conference, 2017 | Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings
The need to reduce the energy demand of buildings is reflected in the legislation and policies of many countries. However, there is increasing concern about their adverse effects on occupant health and comfort in low energy buildings. These issues are being considered by some international energy conservation policy initiatives for buildings that seek to simultaneously reduce energy demand and provide acceptable indoor environment quality.
Post date: 15 Dec 2016
The TightVent Europe Newsletter aims to keep you regularly informed about developments regarding building and ductwork airtightness, including policy issues, publications, events, innovative technologies, case studies, research activities etc.
Post date: 13 Dec 2016