With the increasing weight of energy performance regulations on market uptake in the building sector, bridging the gap between scientific and regulatory approaches on ventilative cooling is crucial. As you will learn through this newsletter, venticool works on several initiatives to build this bridge. In particular, with its foreseen plenary presentations and topical sessions, as well as the abstracts collected throughout the call, the programme of the 35th AIVC and 2nd venticool conference to be held in Poznan, Poland 24-25 September 2014 already sounds very promising.
Post date: 21 Ιουν 2014
Ventilative cooling is the use of natural or mechanical ventilation strategies to cool indoor spaces. It can significantly reduce the cooling energy demand in summer or mid-season conditions. Therefore, ventilative cooling is increasingly common in NZEBs.
This BUILD UP Web Seminar addresses the following:
Post date: 18 Ιουν 2014
Post date: 21 Μαρ 2014
Post date: 13 Μαρ 2014
A second announcement has been made for the 35th AIVC conference : 'Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance' which takes place in Poznań, Poland together with the 4th TightVent and the 2nd venticool conferences September 24-25, 2014.Important dates: Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 March 2014 Confirmation of acceptance: 1 May 2014 Submission of papers: 30 June 2014
Post date: 5 Μαρ 2014
Over 160 people attended the joint 34th AIVC, 3rd TightVent, 1st venticool and 2nd Cool Roofs Conference held in Athens, Greece on 25-26 September, 2013. The conference focused on research, technologies, policies and market transformation which optimally employ proper mitigation and adaptation techniques with the aim to reduce the energy consumption of buildings and improve the urban microclimate.
Post date: 8 Ιαν 2014
The venticool platform was inaugurated in September 2012 in response to the needs felt to increase awareness regarding ventilative cooling and to foster exchanges on this topic both for practitioners and researchers. 15 months later, its relevance is clearly confirmed:
Post date: 8 Ιαν 2014
The thermal comfort of the residential building Home for Life is presented with a particular focus on the strategies used to achieve good thermal comfort and the role of solar shading and ventilative cooling with natural ventilation. Home for Life was completed in 2009 as one of six buildings in the Model Home 2020 project. It has generous daylight conditions and is designed to be energy neutral with a good indoor environment.
Post date: 19 Αυγ 2013
Post date: 7 Ιουν 2013
Passive stack nightcoolingAverage air exchange rate: 6 h-1Free area of air supply: 2% of floor areaOccupancy: 12 m²/personControlled by BMSCombined with external adjustable solar shading and exposed ceiling as thermal massSummer of 2006: 76 nights in operation (20%)
Post date: 6 Ιουν 2013