This report, developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative cooling, aggregates and summarises all 15 case study buildings collected in subtask C of the annex. This summary presents the key characteristics and information about the design, simulation and operational performance of the case study buildings.
Post date: 22 Μάιος 2018
Although EPBD stated that minimum energy performance requirements shall take into account indoor climate conditions, many member states neglected indoor environmental issues while implementing energy conservation policies. As a result, nZEB rush pushed towards high insulated and airtight buildings, which resulted in an increased overheating risk during summer and shoulder seasons in both residential and non-residential buildings.
Post date: 26 Απρ 2018
The eleventh issue of the venticool newsletter includes two articles providing feedback on the ventilative cooling workshop in Brussels followed by the final IEA-EBC Annex 62 expert meeting in Gent in October, 2017.
Post date: 13 Δεκ 2017
The 39th AIVC conference: "Smart ventilation for buildings" will be held on 18 and 19 September 2018 in Juan-les-Pins, France. It will also be the 7th TightVent conference and the 5th venticool conference.
Energy and climate goals have been shaping many countries’ policy and legislative agendas in the EU and beyond in the past decade. The building sector plays a crucial role in achieving these goals, considering the energy use attributed to buildings and its huge potential for improved energy performance.
Post date: 30 Νοε 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 Σεπ 2017
The preliminary programme for the workshop “Ventilative cooling in buildings: now & in the future” to be held on Monday October 23, 2017 at the Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI) in Brussels, Belgium is now available.
The event will discuss the outcomes of IEA-EBC Annex 62 “ventilative cooling” as well as future challenges and possibilities for international collaboration.
Post date: 31 Αυγ 2017
The current development in building energy efficiency towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) represents a number of new challenges to design and construction. One of these major challenges is the increased need for cooling in these highly insulated and airtight buildings, which is not only present in the summer period but also in the shoulder seasons and in offices even in midwinter. Ventilative cooling can be an energy efficient solution to address this cooling challenge in buildings.
Post date: 31 Αυγ 2017
The June 2017 edition of the venticool newsletter includes links and related information to the platform’s latest report summarising outcomes of the initial working phase of IEA EBC Annex 62 ‘v
Post date: 30 Ιουν 2017
The keynote speakers for the 38th AIVC - 6th TightVent - 4th venticool conference: "Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings" have been announced.
Post date: 29 Μάιος 2017
This technical memorandum released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) provides a domestic overheating risk assessment methodology. It can be applied to dwellings, care homes and student residences. The methodology is intended for use by designers in order to influence building design for the better. It could be used at the planning stage to assess risk, as well as at later stages of design.
Post date: 17 Μάιος 2017