airtightness

AIVC 2017 | Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings

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.

FAQs related to the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1254/2014 of ventilation units

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TO COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1253/2014 of 7 July 2014 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for ventilation units (Text with EEA relevance) and DELEGATED COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1254/2014 of 11 July 2014 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of residential ventilation units

 

Draft transitional methods related to the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1254/2014 of ventilation units

DRAFT COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION in the framework of the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 of 7 July 2014 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for ventilation units, and of the implementation of

Floor Plenum Airtightness – Guidance and Testing Methodology (BG65/2016)

This guide, released by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), focuses on energy efficiency issues and users’ discomfort related to the air leakage of floor plenums (void between a building’s floor structure and a raised access floor, used for distributing conditioned air to the spaces above), and recommends worst acceptable criteria. According to the document, appropriate limits should be included within design specifications and measured on site to demonstrate compliance.

Cost efficiency guide

This guide, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, is a step-by-step guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) housebuilders on building energy efficient homes cost effectively. It begins with highlighting high areas of cost risk when building a low energy home and focuses specifically on photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal, wall insulation, heating, airtightness and ventilation, thermal bridges and orientation.

 

BUILDAIR Symposium 2017

This top conference in the field of airtightness is directed to all measuring teams, energy consultants, planners, and architects. Colleagues from Germany and abroad will present their expertise and experience. The symposium will also promote mutual exchange and cooperation across national borders to in order to make reaching the goal of energy-efficient buildings easier. Therefore, the organizers invite you to present your current insights and your recent experiences at the symposium. Your contributions can be either common subjects or serve to impart expert knowledge.