38th AIVC - 6th TightVent & 4th venticool Conference, 2017 | Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings
The need to reduce the energy demand of buildings is reflected in the legislation and policies of many countries. However, there is increasing concern about their adverse effects on occupant health and comfort in low energy buildings. These issues are being considered by some international energy conservation policy initiatives for buildings that seek to simultaneously reduce energy demand and provide acceptable indoor environment quality.
Post date: 15 Dec 2016
Over the years, different approaches and indices have been used to define indoor air quality. The most frequently used, recognised by the public, and equated with indoor air quality are, of course, ventilation rate and concentration of carbon dioxide. Other approaches define the levels of dissatisfaction with acceptability of indoor air quality, as expressed by the building occupants. At some point in time, the total concentration of airborne volatile organic compounds was proposed, as well.
Post date: 14 Dec 2016
This paper reviews and summarises research studies of residential energy efficiency (EE) and related ventilation upgrades, discusses ways that programmes monetise occupant health co-benefits, highlights innovative programmes that combine EE and health-focused home repairs and identifies where research gaps exist, and/or where research can be improved and leveraged.
Key study findings include:
Post date: 13 Dec 2016
EVIA, representing the European Ventilation Industry, welcomes the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, which recognises the crucial importance of indoor environment quality aspects in buildings. However, it could have gone even further for the benefits of citizens.
Post date: 5 Dec 2016
This guide, released by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), provides a brief introduction on how a range of indoor physical, functional and psychological factors (thermal comfort, noise and indoor air quality) can impact the wellbeing of the occupants.
Post date: 25 Nov 2016
This Topic includes all content relevant to the Theme "thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics"
Post date: 21 Nov 2016
AMANAC (Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Cluster) aims to create an effective and long lasting collaboration and coordination platform within the Energy-efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP) Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology projects, whose activities address development of (nano)materials, components and systems for the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings.
Post date: 15 Nov 2016
Post date: 11 Nov 2016
Increasingly strict building ventilation standards are making the task of achieving a good balance between healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) and lower HVAC power and energy consumption more challenging for building engineers all over the world.
Post date: 27 Oct 2016
Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices
Post date: 25 Oct 2016