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AIVC-TightVent conference - Optimising Ventilative Cooling and Airtightness for [Nearly] Zero-Energy Buildings, IAQ and Comfort

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The joint ’33rd AIVC Conference‘ and ’2nd TightVent Conference’ aims to focus on ventilation and infiltration in nearly zero-energy buildings and more particularly on challenges and perspectives for ventilative cooling (the use of ventilation systems to cool indoor spaces) as well as the rationale and solutions for better building and ductwork airtightness.


The conference will include at least 2 parallel tracks:

  • One track will to a large extent be devoted to ventilative cooling;
  • One track will to a large extent be devoted to airtightness issues.

The conference will consist of a mixture of:

  • Well-prepared structured workshops focused on the conference topics;
  • Presentations on invitation;
  • Presentations from call for papers.

Contributions are invited in the areas of research, development, application and market and legislative implementation of ventilation and infiltration. Preference will be given to abstracts focusing on one of the following topics:

For ventilative cooling aspects:

  • Potential for ventilative cooling strategies
  • Design approaches for ventilative cooling and case studies
  • Ventilative cooling in energy performance regulations
  • Summer comfort and ventilation

For airtightness related aspects:

  • Product and method developments for envelope and ductwork airtightness
  • Best practice and case studies
  • Quality management approaches for envelope and ductwork airtightness
  • Airtightness issues in existing buildings
  • Energy and IAQ impact of envelope and ductwork leakage
  • Ventilation and infiltration in mild climates

For other ventilation aspects:

  • Innovative ventilation concepts and combined systems
  • Demand-controlled ventilation
  • Humidity control and moisture damage
  • Ventilation and thermal comfort, and infiltration in nearly zero-energy buildings
AIVC - TightVent
Contact Name:
Stéphane Degauquier
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