AIVC Ventilation Information Paper #37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
The Mostra Convegno Expocomfort is scheduled from March 13 to 16 in the Fiera Milano exhibition center.
MCE offers a unique opportunity to learn and to source the latest HVAC&R technologies, solutions and systems for smart buildings in commercial, industrial and domestic residential sectors.
As engineers and specifiers, there will be an opportunity to connect and interact with the HVAC&R international professional community.
Among other topics and technology, the expo will present the following:
Post date: 13 Sep 2017
This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides links and information on newly released AIVC publications and major upcoming AIVC events. Moreover, this issue outlines completed and on-going AIVC projects from 2011 to 2017 and redirects to more detailed information available on the AIVC website. Last but not least, Dr. Andy Persily presents significant advance in the fields of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and ventilation, with a new approach for estimating C02 generation rates from building occupants.
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Worried about indoor air quality? Breathe easy with novel sheep's wool insulation
Air pollution has been in the news a lot recently, with the UK and France announcing future bans on petrol and diesel cars in an attempt to ensure clean air for their citizens. Less widely reported, however, are the risks associated with indoor air pollution. Indoor air is on an average 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Forest based composites for façades and interior partitions to improve indoor air quality in new builds and restoration
Post date: 16 Aug 2017
If you have visited the new Apple store in Brussels then you would have seen first-hand the striking façades coated with white clay. Natural lime and clay based plasters are an increasingly popular choice among architects and homeowners due to their aesthetic appeal and sustainable credentials - clay plaster requires just 10% of the energy input of gypsum plaster and has 10 times lower embodied CO2.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
In the last two decades, there has been an increasing concern within the scientific community over the effects of Volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure on health. Public awareness of environmental, health and safety issues related to air quality has grown significantly. Regulations and labelling of products have been promoted by the governments, resulting in ever more stringent specifications for the industry regarding the emission of volatile compounds from materials.
Post date: 3 Aug 2017
Eco-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment
The ECO-SEE project aims to address an emerging health problem associated with modern low carbon buildings. Modern buildings have been developed to be very airtight, improving their energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. However, these sealed environments have created unexpected side effects, with research showing that a build-up of potentially harmful chemicals in the air is potentially causing negative impacts on occupants.
Post date: 13 Jul 2017
With energy efficiency in buildings high up on the European political agenda, Brussels is certainly the place where awareness about the importance of energy performance buildings is prominent. But less people might be aware of how much indoor air quality needs to be improved. Indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoors, because of mould and bacteria resulting from excessive levels of humidity, and pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by furniture, cleaning products and textiles.
Post date: 12 Jul 2017
The school was built in 2012/13 as a public private partnership. The main energy related targets were to achieve passive house standard, to use prefabricated timber facades and renewable energy sources. The building should reach high indoor environment quality and fulfil the measures set in the Norwegian “Cities of the Future” - a collaboration between the government and the 13 largest cities in Norway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make the cities better places to live.
Post date: 29 Jun 2017