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Submit your abstracts for the AIVC 2024 Conference! Abstracts submission due March 18, 2024
From www.aivc.org - 27 October 2023, 12:00

The AIVC 2024 Conference “Retrofitting the Building Stock: Challenges and Opportunities for Indoor Environmental Quality" will be held on October 9-10, 2024, at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. It will be a joint event combined with the 12th TightVent and...

18-19 April 2024, /ASC Workshop, Singapore, "Ventilation, IEQ & Sustainability"
From www.aivc.org - 10 January, 15:25

The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) in collaboration with the ASHRAE Singapore Chapter (ASC) is organising a 1 ½ -day workshop to be held on April 18-19, 2024 in Singapore. The workshop will be led by experts from the AIVC and the ASHRAE Singapore Chapter...

24-26 September 2025, Conference, Montreal, 45th - ASHRAE IEQ joint conference
From www.aivc.org - 23 February, 14:12

The conference "IEQ 2025: Rising to new challenges: Connecting IEQ to a sustainable future”, organized by ASHRAE and AIVC, will be held in Montreal, Canada on 24-26 September 2025.The IEQ 2025 Conference will take place in Montreal, Canada. Organized by ASHRAE and AIVC, this conference...

AIVC newsletter, March 2024 now available!
From www.aivc.org - 5 March, 19:24

The March 2024 issue of the AIVC newsletter has just been released. Specific contents include:Foreword9 ‐ 10 October 2024 – 44th AIVC conference in Dublin, Ireland24‐26 September 2025 – 45th AIVC ‐ ASHRAE IEQ conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ...

Upcoming AIVC & venticool webinars - March 2024
From www.aivc.org - 1 March, 15:00

The AIVC & the venticool are inviting you to register for the upcoming webinars:Design and performance assessment of Ventilative Cooling - 21 March, 2024 (14:00-15:15 CET) Exploring window opening behaviour for optimal cooling and thermal comfort - 26 March, 2024 (14:00-15:15 CET) Participation is free, but prior registration is required. For further information on...

Feedback from the webinar "New standards, guidelines or regulations for ventilation due to COVID-19"
From www.aivc.org - 6 March, 09:32

We're excited to announce that the recordings and presentation slides from the AIVC webinar; "New standards, guidelines or regulations for ventilation due to COVID-19", which took place on February 12, 2024, are now accessible online...

AIVC & venticool Webinar – Design and performance assessment of Ventilative Cooling | 21 March 2024 (14:00-15:15 CET)
From venticool.eu - 6 March, 09:54

Ventilative cooling emerges to be a key element in the strategy to meet the cooling demand in buildings while cutting the CO2 emissions. Ventilative cooling also enhances thermal comfort and mitigates heat stress in buildings. Despite these benefits...

AIVC & venticool Webinar – Exploring window opening behaviour for optimal cooling and thermal comfort | 26 March 2024 (14:00-15:15 CET)
From venticool.eu - 6 March, 09:54

Occupants use windows to control their thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ). However, occupants often have to make a compromise between thermal, acoustic and visual comfort, IAQ and energy use for space conditioning...

Join us at the upcoming meeting of the Advisory Board of Practitioners for venticool & AIVC!
From venticool.eu - 2 February, 13:20

Starting in 2024, venticool & AIVC are taking the lead in the Advisory Board of Practitioners, an initiative initially established in conjunction with Annex 80. The Board aims to put results of...

New AIVC publication! Building and ductwork airtightness in Japan!
From tightvent.eu - 6 March, 09:45

We are happy to announce the release of a new publication! Ventilation Information Paper #45.9: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Japan This paper is part of the new VIP series being developed and dealing with trends in building and ductwork airtightness … 

Buildings Special Issue on "Research on the Airtightness of Buildings" still open for submission
From tightvent.eu - 6 March, 12:14

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309)  is now open for submission. This Special Issue is motivated by the importance of the airtightness of buildings in terms of indoor air quality and the energy implications of heat transfer. Currently, it is not possible to design and construct nZEB buildings without taking this parameter...

AIVC VIP 47: High-rise buildings airtightness – error due to stack effect on point measurements
From tightvent.eu - 6 March, 12:19

The AIVC has just released a new publication! AIVC’s Ventilation Information Paper #47: High-rise buildings airtightness – error due to stack effect on point measurements gives guidance to perform a pressurization...

53rd AiCARR International Conference, 12-13 March 2024, Milan
From ieq-ga.net - 5 October 2023, 18:00

The 53rd AiCARR International Conference “From NZEB to ZEB: the buildings of the next decades for a healthy and sustainable future” will be held on March 12th and 13th 2024, during Mostra Convegno Expocomfort, Fieramilano-Rho (Milan, Italy)...

15th REHVA HVAC World Congress, 4-6 June 2025, Milan
From ieq-ga.net - 5 October 2023, 18:00

The REHVA HVAC World Congress CLIMA is the leading international scientific congress in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). After the great success of the 2022 edition, organized by the Dutch association TVVL, the baton now passes to AiCARR for the organization of CLIMA 2025: the 15th REHVA HVAC World Congress, which will be held in Milan, Italy, from June...

ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference, April 17- 19, 2024, Madrid, Spain
From ieq-ga.net - 5 February, 09:50

The ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference 2024 is a must-attend event for all stakeholders in the built environment industry who are passionate about reducing carbon emissions from buildings and infrastructure. This 3rd ASHRAE topical conference provides a unique opportunity for  professionals to share ...

Announcement Summer School 2024 in Almeria, Spain, 11 - 18 September 2024
From dynastee.info - 6 July 2023, 11:52

 After nine Summer/Spring Schools and two training Webinars, DYNASTEE is proud to announce that for the 10th time it will organise a physical Summer School in 2024. More than 190 PhD students and researchers have participated in the nine preceding physical...


News from the EU and international partners

IEA's new report - CO2 Emissions in 2023
From www.iea.org - 6 March, 10:15

CO2 Emissions in 2023 provides a complete picture of energy-related emissions in 2023. The report finds that clean energy growth has limited the rise in global emissions, with 2023 registering an increase of 1.1%. Weather effects and continued Covid-19...

EU Building Stock Observatory
From energy.ec.europa.eu - 6 March, 10:02

The main objective of the EU Building Stock Observatory (BSO) is to provide transparent information on the EU’s building stock, to support the monitoring of current EU energy policies and measures and contribute to future policy making process. The BSO is designed to include a database, a data mapper  and factsheets providing interactive graphs and...

Renewable energy for heating & cooling up to 25% in 2022
From ec.europa.eu - 6 March, 10:27

Energy for heating and cooling makes up around half of the EU’s total gross final energy consumption. In 2022, the share of energy from renewables in heating and cooling continued to rise, with the EU average standing at 24.8%, up 1.8 percentage points (pp) from 2021 (23.0%).Sweden led the way when it came to renewables in heating and cooling, with a 69.3% share, followed...

Towards EU climate neutrality: Progress, policy gaps and opportunities
From www.rehva.eu - 6 March, 10:07

The European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change has published a new report on the EU road to climate neutrality. The Board recommends a series of actions to put the EU on track towards climate neutrality. Some...

REHVA Journal February issue is out!
From www.rehva.eu - 6 March, 10:06

The February issue of the REHVA Journal is out now !  "Decarbonisation & changing climate - Nordic solutions.”  The selected articles in this issue are from a group of scientists in Nordic countries that have close cooperation with SCANVAC and different REHVA task forces. The articles give an overview of the ongoing research focus areas in Nordics. There are articles e.g. dealing with hybrid heating,...

ISIAQ's New Journal: Indoor Environments
From www.aivc.org - 6 March, 09:33

Elsevier and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) are proud to introduce Indoor Environments, a new international, multi-disciplinary research journal dedicated to advancing the field of indoor environmental sciences. This journal will serve as a vital platform for researchers, scholars, and professionals interested in all aspects of indoor environments, including health, comfort, and...

REHVA EU Policy Advocacy Group Kick Off!
From www.rehva.eu - 6 March, 10:04

The REHVA EU Policy Advocacy Group (EUPAG) conducted its inaugural meeting with the primary aim of amplifying REHVA's influence on EU policies, including the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR).The kick-off meeting focused on outlining...

Indoor Air 2024: “Sustaining the Indoor Air Revolution: Raise Your Impact” | July 7-11, 2024, Hawaii
From indoorair2024.org - 10 January, 16:17

Hawaii’s beautiful oceanfront city, Honolulu, offers a great environment for the Indoor Air 2024 Conference. Indoor Air 2024 marks the 18th International Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate. The Indoor Air 2024 Conference will continue the IA Conference Series with a multidisciplinary and holistic view. on indoor air science....

ROOMVENT 2024 – April 22-25, Stockholm, Sweden
From invitepeople.com - 2 February, 16:13

RoomVent 2024 gathers policymakers, designers, researchers,engineers, and other professionals. The combination of industry and research, which makes this conference unique, is a conscious choice to create a meeting place for science as well as business and politics. RoomVent2024 is a place where researchers, engineers and consultants, decision makers, property owners and designers, developers and property ...



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New standards, guidelines or regulations for ventilation due to COVID-19 (more info)


ASHRAE standard 241-2023 Control of Infectious Aerosols


William P. Bahnfleth (the Pennsylvania State University, USA) 


Revision of European standard EN 16798-1: Ventilation and air cleaning in reducing airborne transmission

Jarek Kurnitski (REHVA Technology and Research Committee, EE) 


India task force on Covid guidelines

Jyotirmay Mathur (Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, IN) 


An overview of the revision of Singapore Standards (SS553 and SS554) for control of infectious aerosols in buildings

Chandra Sekhar (National University of Singapore, SG) 


A new system adopted by Tokyo to address the threat of infectious diseases

Shin-Ichi Tanabe (Waseda University, JP) 


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