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 Jan 2014
The implementation of the EPBD recast puts increasing pressure on the market to achieve better building and ductwork airtightness: for most European climates and countries, good airtightness levels are necessary to achieve nearly zero-energy buildings.
You will learn about legislative drivers that have brought to light new concerns and stimulated new initiatives. We will discuss recent trends in European regulations as well as field studies supporting the development of competent testing schemes.
Post date: 6 Oct 2013
Legislative drivers and new research on the importance of building and ductwork airtightness are leading to increased activity in this aspect of building energy performance. Qualification schemes for competent testers, training and events and where to find the best information are summarised here.
Here you can download the PDF version of this Overview article (see below under 'Additional documents').
Enjoy reading, and feel free to send a comment of your own!
Post date: 26 Feb 2013
The function of ECBCS is to undertake research and provide an international focus for building energy efficiency. Tasks are undertaken through a series of annexes that are directed at energy saving technologies and activities that support their application in practice. Results are also used in the formulation of international and national energy conservation policies and standards.To read more about the ECBCS, please click here to go to the ECBCS website.
Post date: 20 Dec 2011
Should there be specific airtightness requirements? If so, should they be differentiated with climate, building usage, and ventilation system type? Should there be a minimum level of air leakage?Are quality management approaches appropriate instruments to push and/or pull market players? What are the pitfalls to avoid? What can be learnt from pioneering experience in this field, including in the inspection of ventilation systems?
Post date: 28 Nov 2011
To see the programme and to register, please click here.
To see the relevant BUILD UP event please click here.
Post date: 19 Sep 2011