Airtightness of Buildings and Ductwork


TightVent Europe newsletter issue #13 - November 2017

In the current edition of the TightVent Europe newsletter, Professor Arnold Janssens presents the highlights of the airtightness track at the 38th AIVC-6th TightVent-4th venticool joint conference held in Nottingham, UK on 13-14 September...

2nd Skin: a solution to “simplify and scale up” renovations

In Vlaardingen, Netherlands, a unique deep retrofit pilot project is taking place: the 2nd Skin project.   But what is 2nd Skin? Onno de Wal, Director of BIK bouw, answers that question. What is the principle behind 2nd Skin? Onno de Wal:...

Cité du Centenaire: energy retrofit and neighbourhood urban renewal


Dämmmaßnahmen an Gebäudefassaden - Eine Zusammenfassung derzeit aktueller Diskussionspunkte

Dämmstoffe sind aus dem Baualltag nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ihre Einsatzgebiete reichen von der Fassadendämmung bis zu Spezialanwendungen in der Versorgungstechnik. Nichts desto trotz wird gegenüber Dämmmaßnahmen vermehrt öffentliche Kritik...

Abstract submission now open for the Roomvent 2018 Conference

The abstracts submission for the RoomVent and Ventilation 2018 Conferences “Excellent indoor climate and high performing ventilation” is now open. Abstracts are due November 30 2017.   Details of the requirements and the...

Renovation factors in Turkey: green energy, earthquakes and economic development

Earthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing act   While Turkey is well known as a hot and sunny holiday destination, it also faces low temperatures, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling...

OVERVIEW | Right and Tight: What’s New in Ductwork and Building Airtightness?

by Valérie Leprince (PLEIAQ), Maria Kapsalaki (INIVE), François Rémi Carrié (INIVE)   In the last decade, building airtightness testing has gradually become mandatory in Denmark, France, Ireland, Portugal and the United...

Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper #37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness   This Ventilation Information Paper (VIP), released by the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), analyses...