AIVC

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In 2014, the Executive Committee of the Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA/EBC) has approved the work programme of 4 new projects that have links to various aspects of ventilation, raising the total number of running ventilation-related projects to 9, including the AIVC. It illustrates that ventilation in buildings has many different aspects. This newsletter aims to give you some information on how AIVC contributes to stimulate and foster exchanges and outputs on this topic, in particular, through the organisation of events. 
Post date: 2 Apr 2015
Type: Publication

With pleasure we announce that Spain has decided to join the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC). Moreover, the September 2015 AIVC conference will be held in Madrid. Indoor air quality and energy efficiency in buildings remain very hot topics on the agenda of many governments, while they are growing as such in others. 
Post date: 24 Sep 2014
Type: Publication

The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA EBC) Programme carries out world class international collaborative research and development (R&D) through open innovation. The Programme's R&D activities are working towards near-zero energy use and carbon dioxide emissions from buildings and community energy systems. The focus is on integrating efficient and sustainable technologies. This BUILD UP Web Seminar is an opportunity to:
Post date: 10 Mar 2014
Type: News

The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) aims to play a central role in the ventilation and infiltration community with respect to the dissemination of information, either by its conferences and workshops, or with the material available on its website. The annual conferences continue to be greatly appreciated: 96 % of a sample of 76 conference attendees rated the 34th conference as excellent or satisfactory, 91% would recommend it to others. We are working to uphold this quality for our future events as you will see in this newsletter.
Post date: 27 Feb 2014
Type: Publication

We are very pleased to welcome Finland and Poland as new AIVC member countries, raising the number of member countries to 17.It is positive to see that 170 abstracts have been submitted for presentation at the AIVC conference in Athens 25-26 October 2013 which shows the growing relevance of the annual AIVC conference.Since 2011, topical sessions at the AIVC conferences, structured workshops and webinars have all been major milestones for several national and international projects.
Post date: 12 Nov 2013
Type: Publication

Over 160 participants attended the October 2012 AIVC conference in Copenhagen; over 100 presentations were given on topics ranging from health and indoor air quality to ventilative cooling -  including airtightness issues.It has been a major discussion place for on-going projects and initiatives (e.g. a new IEA annex 62 on ventilative cooling, the venticool platform, TightVent, HealthVent, etc.) which allowed for a collaborative atmosphere where results were presented and progress made thanks to the interactions with the audience. 
Post date: 12 Nov 2013
Type: Publication

In 2012, Denmark, New Zealand and Portugal have joined the AIVC, indicating the growing interest of many countries for ventilation and infiltration. There are several reasons behind this trend, including of course, the greater share of energy losses for air renewal in low-energy buildings, but also indoor air quality concerns motivated by new construction and ventilation designs and materials. There are great opportunities for the development of new methods and products, e.g.
Post date: 22 Feb 2013
Type: Publication

Post date: 22 Feb 2013
Type: Publication

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
Type: Publication

It is expected that many countries will between 2015 and 2020 have regulations imposing requirements for new buildings which are near-zero energy targets. This has major consequences:Such strategies will for most climates automatically lead to specific attention to building airtightness, including large scale measurements, challenges in terms of design and execution, quality issues, long term performances, ... This is a tremendous challenge.
Post date: 3 May 2010
Type: News