...our monthly newspaper with specific information on AIVC, the platforms venticool, TightVent, Dynastee as well as IEQ-GA & news from the EU and international partners. Previous editions are available here.


AIVC 2024 Conference – Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!
From www.aivc.org - 27 October 2023, 12:00

The 44th AIVC conference "Retrofitting the building stock for good Indoor Air Quality" will be held on 9 & 10 October 2024 in Dublin, Ireland together with the 12th TightVent conference and the 10th venticool conference. The conference will take place at...

26 January 2024 (10:00-11:30 CET), Webinar – Airtightness tests for high-rise buildings
From www.aivc.org - 10 January, 15:22

Building airtightness tests are now required or promoted in more and more countries, in particular for residential buildings. However, airtightness tests in high-rise buildings remain particularly challenging and uncommon. In addition to the difficulties of pressurizing any large-volume building and the wind issue that can be more pronounced at height, the stack effect can be...

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...

Feedback from the webinar "Smart ventilation in non-residential buildings"
From www.aivc.org - 10 January, 15:47

We are happy to inform you that the recordings and slides of the AIVC webinar; "Smart ventilation in non-residential buildings. How to assess? How to design?" held on 12 December, 2023 are now available online here. Check them out and subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive our latest...

AIVC 2023 Conference highlights!
From www.aivc.org - 10 January, 15:53

We are pleased to announce the release of a YouTube collection including some of the highlights of the 43rd AIVC conference: “Ventilation, IEQ & health in sustainable buildings” held on October 4-5, 2023, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The playlist includes a selection of recorded presentations from the opening session’s keynote speeches as well as the recordings of the...

IEA EBC Annex 87 news - Progress so far & upcoming meetings
From www.aivc.org - 10 January, 16:00

Annex 87 held its second working phase meeting in a hybrid format in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 11th and 12th, 2023. There were 16 in-person attendees and around 28 online attendees. The annex team had very fruitful discussions on the annex in general and on subtasks. The progress in subtasks and the next steps were discussed. Most of the subtasks made substantial progress by breaking...



Upcoming Webinar “Airtightness tests for high-rise buildings” – 26 January 2024 [10:00-11:30 CET]
From tightvent.eu - 10 January, 14:52

Building airtightness tests are now required or promoted in more and more countries, in particular for residential buildings. However, airtightness tests in high-rise buildings remain particularly challenging and uncommon. In addition to the difficulties...

TightVent welcomes Build Test Solutions as new partner
From tightvent.eu - 10 January, 14:51

TightVent is very pleased to welcome Build Test Solutions, as new partner! Build Test Solutions (BTS) is a UK based technology manufacturing business dedicated to driving innovation in building performance measurement. We are driven to change buildings for the better … 

Buildings Special Issue on "Research on the Airtightness of Buildings" open for submission
From www.aivc.org - 12 October 2023, 12:00

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 ...



venticool newsletter is out! Edition of January 2024 now available!
From venticool.eu - 10 January, 14:44

The 23rd issue of the venticool newsletter is now available! Specific contents include: Foreword Feedback from the 43rd AIVC ‐ 9th venticool & 11th TightVent Conference: Summary of the resilient ventilative cooling track...

Global Cooling Watch 2023
From venticool.eu - 12 January, 10:04

In December 2023 the United Nations Environment Programme released the report Global Cooling Watch 2023: Keeping it Chill: How to meet cooling demands while cutting emissions. The document outlines sustainable cooling measures in three areas: passive cooling, higher-energy efficiency standards …


Product news as provided by venticool partners

LINIUS, the multifunctional Renson Data-Center cladding system for ventilation & cooling
From venticool.eu - 10 January, 14:43

Renson offers a horizontal aluminum cladding system Linius with a contemporary look and a range of benefits: ventilation and ventilative cooling functions are combined with a high level of quality and durability. Its versatility and wide range...

Fresh air – with or without a remote control
From venticool.eu - 10 January, 14:43

With WindowMaster’s App, you can open and close windows easily and conveniently, giving you complete control over your indoor climate. The App is user-friendly and intuitive and gives you access to several different motor controllers regulating the windows...

Ceratec brings outside indoors with ventilative cooling
From venticool.eu - 10 January, 14:43

Ceratec revolutionizes indoor comfort with ventilative cooling, integrating 8 DucoGrille NightVent ventilation hatches on its façade.  Amid rising temperatures, Ceratec’s solution combats indoor heat spikes caused by solar exposure and internal sources like electronics or occupancy...



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”...

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...

2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo | January 20-24, 2024, Chicago
From ieq-ga.net - 5 December 2023, 17:18

Registration is now open for the 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held from January 20-24, 2024, in Chicago. The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about the latest technology in the built environment, as well as network  …



Dynastee newsletter issue 2023/21 now available
From dynastee.info - 10 January, 14:57

The twenty-first issue of the DYNASTEE newsletter is now available for download. Contents include: Foreword DYNASTEE Summer School 2024 ConstrucThor test facilities New IEA-EBC Annex proposal...

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

New rules to boost energy performance of buildings
From ec.europa.eu - 10 January, 16:05

The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached today between the European Parliament and the Council to reduce the emissions and energy use of buildings across the EU. The strengthened Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) will support the EU's efforts to decarbonise buildings across the whole Union. This is an area in which the concrete impact of the European Green Deal will improve the quality of life...

‘Fit for 55’: Council and Parliament reach deal on proposal to revise energy performance of buildings directive
From www.consilium.europa.eu - 10 January, 16:33

The Council and the Parliament today reached provisional political agreement on a proposal to revise the energy performance of buildings directive. The revised directive sets new and more ambitious energy performance requirements for new and renovated buildings in the EU and encourages member states to renovate their building stock.

Smart buildings and smart technologies in Europe: state of play and perspectives
From build-up.ec.europa.eu - 10 January, 16:07

Digitalisation of buildings is a key component of the EU clean energy transition – smart technologies can enhance energy efficiency, allow buildings to be more responsive to the needs of occupants, and improve...

REHVA Journal: December 2023 issue
From www.rehva.eu - 10 January, 16:37

The December Issue of the REHVA Journal is OUT now ! The focus of this issue is : "Revised EPBD 2024 soon expected". 

Our Editor-in-Chief, Jaap Hogeling, wrote the editorial of this issue, and discussed "EU Council and Parliament reached a deal on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive". 

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...

Special Interview with Paula Pinho, Director in DG Energy of the European Commission
From build-up.ec.europa.eu - 10 January, 16:11

BUILD UP was fortunate to interview Paula Pinho, Director, DG ENER, European Commission, about the European Year of Skills...



...including a list of our recent webinar recordings 


Smart ventilation in non-residential buildings. How to assess? How to design? (more info)


An (Economic) Indicator for Assessment of Smart Ventilation Systems 

 Klaas De Jonge (Ghent University, Belgium)


Quantitative Assessment Framework of IAQ Resilience in Buildings

Douaa Al-Assaad (KU Leuven, Belgium)


Simulation Based Design of Smart Ventilation Systems

Zakarya Kabbara (University of Antwerp, Belgium) 


Improving the Supplied Ventilation Air Quality through Filtration

Joris Van Herreweghe (Buildwise, Belgium)


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