...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! 9-10 October 2024, Croke Park, Dublin
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...

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...

Feedback from the AIVC/ASC 2024 Workshop in Singapore
From www.aivc.org - 8 May, 16:00

The AIVC 2024 workshop “Ventilation, IEQ & Sustainability" organised in collaboration with ASHRAE Singapore Chapter was held on 18-19 April 2024 in Singapore. Participation was possible in person and the event...

VIP 45.11: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in New Zealand
From www.aivc.org - 9 May, 09:59

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.11 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in New Zealand. 

VIP 45.12: Trends in building and ductwork airtightness in USA
From www.aivc.org - 9 May, 09:59

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.12 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in USA. This paper is part of the new VIP series being...

EBC News April 2024
From us12.campaign-archive.com - 9 May, 10:06

The EBC newsletter is published regularly each year in email format. It contains updates on ongoing and forthcoming research projects, and features new publications and EBC other EBC project information. It is intended for a general audience of those active in fields relating to operational energy saving for buildings and communities.  EBC activities and upcoming events...

Feedback from the AIVC & venticool webinar "Exploring window opening behaviour for optimal cooling and thermal comfort"
From venticool.eu - 8 April, 12:43

We’re excited to announce that the recordings and presentation slides from the AIVC & venticool webinar “Exploring window opening behaviour for optimal cooling and thermal comfort”, which took place on March 26, 2024, are now accessible online here. Feel free to explore them and consider subscribing to our YouTube channel to stay updated on our latest video content...

Feedback from the 9th meeting of the Advisory Board of Practitioners for venticool
From venticool.eu - 9 April, 10:00

On March 12th, 2024, representatives from the building cooling and ventilation associated industry together with architects, and consultants gathered...

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper! Building and ductwork airtightness the Republic of Korea
From tightvent.eu - 9 May, 10:20

 AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.10 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in the Republic of Korea

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper! Building and ductwork airtightness in Japan
From tightvent.eu - 9 May, 10:19

AIVC's Ventilation Information Paper #45.9 summarizes current knowledge on trends in building and ductwork airtightness in Japan. This paper is part of the new VIP series being... 

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 into account, and it is essential that we can determine this parameter in buildings to be renovated in order to achieve a significant improvement in their final energy consumption. ..

2024 ASHRAE Annual Conference | June 22-26, 2024 - Indianapolis, IN
From ieq-ga.net - 9 May, 10:25

The technical program is now available for the 2024 ASHRAE Annual Conference taking place June 22-26, at the Marriott Indy Place in Indianapolis, Ind. At this year’s Annual Conference, AI in buildings, electrification, building lifecycle assessment and workforce development are… 

REHVA Brussels Summit 2024
From ieq-ga.net - 9 May, 10:25

“Get ready for the 2024 REHVA Brussels Summit, where we will be focusing on the ‘REHVA Pathway to Climate Neutrality‘. Returning on November 18th-19th, this annual event promises insightful discussions and invaluable...

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...

The 2nd edition of the ACGIH Bioaerosols book is now available!
From ieq-ga.net - 8 April, 12:51

This second edition of the ACGIH publication, Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control, has been much anticipated by indoor environmental quality...

11 – 18 September 2024, Dynastee Summer School 2024 in Almeria, Spain. Registration due June 15, 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

EPDB recast published in the Official Journal of EU
From build-up.ec.europa.eu - 9 May, 11:49

The EPBD recast prioritises increasing building renovation rates, enhancing indoor environmental quality, providing tailored national strategies, implementing targeted financing, and tenant protections while aligning with the European Green Deal's climate objectives...

The EPBD decrypted: a treasure chest of opportunities to accelerate building decarbonisation
From www.bpie.eu - 9 May, 11:54

This EPBD recast introduced and modified many provisions. It is therefore crucial to identify interlinkages, synergies and overlaps, and to understand the gaps, already in advance of implementation at member state level. This paper highlights the most important provisions:...

EPBD recast - Understanding the directive
From build-up.ec.europa.eu - 9 May, 11:51

Facts and infographics to illustrate the EU directive aiming to achieve climate neutrality of buildings by 2050. Key points: Decarbonisation Roadmaps; Smarter Buildings; Smart Readiness Indicator; E-Mobility Infrastructure; Renovation Support; Energy Poverty Reduction...

EPBD recast - Resources and information from European Commission
From build-up.ec.europa.eu - 9 May, 12:01

The European Commission offers comprehensive resources on its website regarding the implementation of the EPBD including the directive itself published on 8 May in the Official Journal of the European Union...

Healthy Buildings Barometer 2024: How to deliver healthy, sustainable, and resilient buildings for people
From www.bpie.eu - 9 May, 12:07

Since 2015, the Healthy Homes Barometer has been tracking the state of European Union (EU) homes and shining a light on workplaces and educational institutions. The 2024 edition has been...

Circular construction and materials for a sustainable building sector
From build-up.ec.europa.eu - 9 May, 11:51

The construction industry still represents one of the largest global energy consumers, but it has great potential for decarbonisation if circular construction principles are to be adopted. The European Union is pushing for the implementation of innovative and sustainable processes to...

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...

European Sustainable Energy Week 2024 | 11 - 13 June 2024
From interactive.eusew.eu - 8 April, 13:20

From 11 to 13 June, the European Sustainable Energy Week brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives accelerating decarbonisation through green technologies and solutions towards a fair and just transition for people and competitive businesses.. Join the European Sustainable Energy...

REHVA Journal April 2024
From www.rehva.eu - 9 May, 10:32

The April issue of our REHVA Journal: "EPBD formally adopted by European Council"  is out now! For this issue, we had the pleasure to welcome Jarek Kurnitski as writer...



...including a list of our recent webinar recordings 


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


ASHRAE standard 241-2023 Control of Infectious Aerosols


William P. Bahnfleth (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 (MNIT 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)


Exploring window opening behaviour for optimal cooling and thermal comfort (more info)


An IAQ and thermal comfort coach prototype to improve comfort and energy consumption thanks to adequate management of natural ventilation


Arnaud Jay (CEA liten/INES, France)


Coupling methodology of windows and ceiling fan occupant behaviour models with building energy models: a tropical case study

Maäréva Payet & Maxime Boulinguez  (PIMENT Lab University of La Réunion/ Laboratoire d’Ecologie Urbaine Réunion, France)


Observing and modeling window states in French dwellings monitored during a summer with heatwaves

Mathilde Hostein, Cerema/ENTPE, France​ 


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