This guide, released by the Passivehaus UK, is intended for the design team and contractors; it serves as an aid to understanding the key principles involved in achieving the airtightness performance required to meet the Passivhaus standard. The document also describes how to ensure that the building is correctly air pressure tested for compliance with Passivhaus certification (n50) pressure test requirements.
Post date: 24 Feb 2016
Post date: 7 Jan 2016
The TightVent Europe Newsletter aims to keep you regularly informed about developments regarding building and ductwork airtightness, including policy issues, publications, events, innovative technologies, case studies, research activities etc.
In this issue:
Post date: 21 Dec 2015
Post date: 11 Dec 2015
37th AIVC - 18th ASHRAE - IAQ 2016 joint Conference: “Defining Indoor Air Quality: Policy, Standards and Best Practices”. Call for abstracts extended DECEMBER 14, 2015 The call for papers for the 37th AIVC - 18th ASHRAE - IAQ 2016 joint conference has been extended: The new deadline for abstract submissions is 14 December, 2015.The papers should focus on the following themes and topics among others:
Post date: 2 Dec 2015
Call for Papers for the 37th AIVC - 18th ASHRAE - IAQ 2016 joint conference extended: The new deadline for abstract submissions is 30 November, 2015. The papers should focus on the following themes and topics among others:
Post date: 30 Oct 2015
This guide outlines key construction details when building a new home (commonly identified as requiring further guidance during multiple site inspections) as well as good practice for delivering them. Overall, the book aims to improve the quality of new homes built, focusing on comfort levels and energy bills and assists builders improve site processes to deliver better performing homes and reduce the risk of condensation and mould growth, excessive heat loss and failure to meet building regulations.
Post date: 6 Oct 2015
Call for Papers for the 37th AIVC - 18th ASHRAE - IAQ 2016 joint conference: The deadline for abstract submissions is 2 November, 2015. The papers should focus on the following themes and topics among others:
Post date: 22 Sep 2015
This Newsletter released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Natural Ventilation Group Management Committee, aims to inform members and potential members of the work being undertaken by the Group to benefit the discipline of natural ventilation within CIBSE. Contents include:
Post date: 17 Sep 2015
This guide, released by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), provides information on how to design and build buildings to achieve their airtightness targets. It is intended for architects, building service designers, energy assessors, builders, services installers, fire sealers, airtightness testers, building control officers, building owners and building occupiers.The document is available to download at:
Post date: 10 Sep 2015