...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.
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...

12 February 2024, Webinar (15:00-16:30)– New standards, guidelines or regulations for ventilation due to COVID-19
From www.aivc.org - 18 January, 15:00

There have worldwide been many activities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic to develop guidelines, standards, or new regulations to decrease the risk of cross contamination in the indoor environment. Especially after it had been documented that ventilation plays a significant role in decreasing spreading, several...

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 "Airtightness tests for high-rise buildings"
From www.aivc.org - 10 January, 15:22

We are happy to inform you that the recordings and slides of the AIVC/TightVent webinar; "Airtightness tests for high-rise buildings" held on 26 January 2024 are now available online.  The new Ventilation Information Paper n°47 published by the AIVC, discusses reasons behind specific problems with airtightness tests in high-rise buildings and proposes a method to tackle those issues. The main objectives of this webinar were to...

New AIVC publication! Overview of Webinars in cooperation with TightVent Europe and venticool platforms
From www.aivc.org - 2 February, 12:36

The AIVC (Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre), TightVent Europe (the building and ductwork airtightness platform) and venticool (the platform for resilient ventilative cooling have organised during the past 11 years 49 webinars around a wide range of topics. The main topics of the ...

AIVC VIP 47: High-rise buildings airtightness – error due to stack effect on point measurements
From tightvent.eu - 2 February, 12:44

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #47: "High-rise buildings airtightness – error due to stack effect on point measurements" gives guidance to perform a pressurization test in high-rise buildings and suggests new criteria to replace standard requirements when they cannot be met...

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 transfer. Currently, it is not possible to design and construct nZEB buildings without taking this parameter into account, and it is essential...

Save the date! Meeting #09 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 scientific research into action by establishing strong ties  to practitioners and to include their ...

venticool newsletter January 2024 edition!
From venticool.eu - 10 January, 14:44

Foreword; Feedback from the 43rd AIVC ‐ 9th venticool & 11th TightVent Conference: Summary of the resilient ventilative cooling track; 9‐10 October 2024 – 10th venticool ‐ 44th AIVC ‐ 12th TightVent conference in Dublin, Ireland; venticool ‐ AIVC ‐ TightVent 2023 Conference highlights; Feedback from the 8th meeting of the Advisory Board of Practitioners for ...

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 ...

ASHRAE's Latest Edition Performance Standard for Existing Buildings Shifts Focus to Decarbonization
From ieq-ga.net - 5 February, 09:53

ASHRAE has released the latest version of its energy efficiency standard for existing buildings, with an expanded focus to incorporate building decarbonization. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 100-2024, Energy and Emissions Building Performance Standard for Existing Buildings is a code-ready building performance standard...

ASHRAE, The International Code Council Completes Draft Carbon Emissions Evaluation Standard
From ieq-ga.net - 5 February, 09:54

ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) announced the release of the full publication public review draft of a proposed joint standard for the evaluation and documentation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across a building’s life cycle.  Proposed ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Quantification of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings is open for comment from February 2, 2024 to March 18, 2024. Drafts are posted and comments can be made...

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

Energy efficient buildings lead Europe's path to sustainability
From www.innovationnewsnetwork.com - 2 February, 15:32

Adrian Joyce, Secretary General of EuroACE, a partner organisation of the European Sustainable Energy Week 2024, discusses the essential role of energy efficient buildings in forging a decarbonised Europe. During a crucial electoral season, EU citizens will vote to shape Europe’s future. In pursuit of a more sustainable and competitive Europe, the energy efficient buildings industry stands at the forefront of change.

Energy Data Space policy paper
From op.europa.eu - 2 February, 15:51

Goal of this policy paper is to give a short technical introduction to the topic, providing references for a deeper analysis, and then to focus on the identified opportunities, challenges and necessary actions for a quick deployment...

ITRE committee endorses EPBD Recast
From www.rehva.eu - 2 February, 15:48

After the informal trilogue on December 7, 2023, at the European Parliament, involving representatives from the three institutions to discuss the subject Directive, on January 15th, the draft compromise text has received approval from the Permanent Representatives Committee (ITRE): 38 in favour, 20 against and 6 abstentions...

EU primary energy consumption decreased 4% in 2022
From ec.europa.eu - 2 February, 16:04

In 2022, primary energy consumption in the EU reached 1 257 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), a 4.1% decrease compared with 2021. Data show that in 2022 the EU moved closer to the 2030 target of 992.5 Mtoe with the gap narrowing to 26.7%, after registering a wider difference in 2021 (31.2% away from the target).  Final energy consumption reached 940 Mtoe in 2022, a 2.8% decrease compared with...

Commission launches 2 calls for evidence linked to increasing public and private investment in energy efficiency
From energy.ec.europa.eu - 2 February, 16:54

Available in all 24 official EU languages, both calls for evidence are open until 26 February. As part of the ongoing consultation process, the Directorate-General for Energy is also organising an online stakeholder workshop on Thursday 8 February...

The digital transformation of the built environment and Construction 4.0
From build-up.ec.europa.eu - 2 February, 17:04

Digital technologies have a very large untapped potential to revolutionise the building and construction industry. Buildings are evolving into intelligent and interconnected structures, adapting to the changing needs of occupants while also optimising energy efficiency. How is Europe addressing this digital...

World Sustainable Energy Days | 5-8 March, 2024, Wels, Austria
From www.wsed.at - 2 February, 15:44

No time like now for the energy transition! Price fluctuations, geopolitical instabilities and the climate crisis make the importance of the energy transition evident. New EU targets require a strong push for energy efficiency and renewable energy in all sectors. The 2024 World Sustainable...

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 managers get ...



...including a list of our recent webinar recordings 


Airtightness tests for high-rise buildings (more info)


Challenges and Experiences of Airtightness Tests in Tall Buildings


Stefanie Rolfsmeier (BlowerDoor, Germany) 


ISO 9972 and constraints on zero flow pressure difference: a comprehensive study on the influence of stack effect

Benedikt Kölsch (Cerema, France)  


Practical recommendations for airtightness tests in high-rise buildings

Valérie Leprince (Cerema, France) 


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