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.
Acknowledging these positive developments during the period 2011 -2013, the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme unanimously approved the continuation of the AIVC for the period 2014-2016. We hope that this trend over the last few years will continue during the next period.