Built in 2019, the Eisbärhaus was designed as a passive building comprising two units. Building materials were selected according to guidelines provided by the Austrian environmental association Umweltverband Vorarlberger Gemeindehaus. All exterior walls consist of wooden timbers treated with cellulose to provide thermal insulation (layer thickness: 42cm).
Post date: 5 Feb 2020
The Osram Building was originally built in 1953 as an office and warehouse for A/S Dansk Osram, i.e. a lightbulb manufacturer. The building was the first prefabricated building in Copenhagen, and it was built in shock concrete or shavings, as it is also called. The construction method was developed in Holland, and in involves includes powerfully shaking the concrete. The elements hereby get a very close and uniform structure.
Post date: 16 Jan 2020
Il tema della qualità dell'aria indoor sta assumendo una importanza sempre maggiore per la salute dei cittadini, anche a causa del continuo aumento dell’inquinamento esterno e del tempo che le persone trascorrono negli ambienti confinati.
Post date: 18 Dec 2019
Welcome to the November 2019 issue of the TightVent Europe newsletter! In this edition we present the highlights of the 2019 joint AIVC – TightVent – venticool conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC" held on 15 & 16 October 2019 in Ghent, Belgium i.e. a summary of the airtightness track of the event and news from the TAAC meeting held right after the conference.
Post date: 26 Nov 2019
VISTA is located in the Luciline-Rives de Seine eco-district, the only French project on the prestigious European label Future Cities dedicated to urban planning programs designed to better prevent and combat the effects of climate change. This commercial and housing complex completes the built front along the Seine, in a developing area. This new office built in 2017 consists in the realization of 4,600 m² of offices for the Matmut Group and 45 social housing units.
Post date: 11 Oct 2019
This issue of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre’s (AIVC) newsletter provides an overview of the centre’s latest achievements and initiatives i.e. information on past and future events, new publications, feedback on on-going AIVC projects and many more.
Post date: 3 Oct 2019
The 3-storey detached house was completed in 2019 and was built as a mixed construction (solid / wood).
The basis for the planning is an energy-efficient and ecological construction, which ensures a sustainable lifestyle with low energy consumption and associated minimum energy costs.
The heating of the object takes place via an air heat pump. The installation of a comfort ventilation ensures fresh, healthy air.
Post date: 10 Sep 2019
The 41st AIVC & ASHRAE IAQ joint Conference “IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ” will be held from the 14th to the 16th of September 2020 in Athens, Greece together with the 9th TightVent and the 7th venticool conferences. Abstract submission is now open and due December 9, 2019.
Conference topics include:
Post date: 22 Aug 2019
After careful consideration by the Steering Committee and from input by authors, ASHRAE and AIVC have decided to postpone the conference, which was initially scheduled for September 14-16, 2020 in Athens, Greece.
The IAQ 2020 conference is being postponed by one year to September 13-15, 2021 as a face-to-face conference in Athens, Greece.
Post date: 22 Aug 2019
This case study represents a rehabilitation and energy renovation of a 1970 condominium. It consists of a small joint ownership of 23 lots in Sevran (in Paris suburbs) as part of the "OPAH Quartier Rougemont" with the operator OZONE.
Post date: 19 Jul 2019