Wednesday 9 December 2020, 14:00-15:45 CET
The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings 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.
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well during these unprecedented times.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, TightVent continues to operate and adjust its communication, networking and awareness raising activities in the field of building & ductwork airtightness.
As usually, this edition rounds up our latest work & achievements followed by our partners product news.
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
The AIVC board decided in their last (online) meeting of September 2020 to start a project to collect, discuss and disseminate information about COVID-19 in relation to ventilation and airtightness.
A working group was created to define and carry out the project, with the title ‘Ventilation, airtightness and COVID-19’.
Post date: 13 Nov 2020
Friday 20 November 2020, 16:00-17:15 CET
Ventilation is recognized as a major element in strategies for minimizing the risk of COVID infection. REHVA and ASHRAE have developed guidelines taking existing evidence of long-range aerosol based transmission into account including the importance of ventilation.
This webinar will present the guidelines by REHVA and ASHRAE and will also have a closer look to the similarities and differences in both guidelines.
Post date: 4 Nov 2020
Monday 30 November 2020, 10:30-11:45 CET
Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality which depend on the location and distribution of leakages. Among others, pollutant infiltration and air draft are highly affected by leakage distribution. In current practice, leakage detection is frequently performed together with an airtightness test.
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Tuesday November 10th, 2020 at 12:00-14:30 UTC/GMT
Progressing the scientific basis of indoor environmental quality is essential to understand which aspects can be better optimised to substantially reduce energy use in buildings. In recent years, IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) international research projects have been investigating for this purpose both indoor air quality and thermal comfort.
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
The venticool platform was inaugurated in September 2012 to increase awareness on ventilative cooling and to foster exchanges in the field. From 2013 to 2019, venticool was the main communication and dissemination partner of IEA-EBC Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling and hosted the combined venticool-EBC annex 62 website.
Post date: 3 Jul 2020
Interest & awareness in the field of building and ductwork airtightness continues to grow. The TightVent Airtightness Associations Committee is continuously increasing its members and broadening its scope in line with their activities in the field. There is a major role and an inarguable commitment for the TightVent Europe platform to continue disseminating information on these fields.
Post date: 29 May 2020
The March 2020 issue of the AIVC newsletter is dedicated to sharing information on our past and future events. Specific contents include:
Post date: 12 Mar 2020
Setting sustainable urban development goals and developing energy efficient solutions for buildings are crucial elements of climate action. Urban living is introducing new challenges both for architectural design and technical solutions. Ventilation systems have an important impact both on energy use as well as indoor climate and health in buildings. So, how can we develop good home ventilation solutions fit for urban living?
Post date: 26 Feb 2020