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21 February 2020 -Webinar: “Durability of building airtightness: Assessment through laboratory testing”

TightVent Europe and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre are organizing the webinar "Durability of building airtightness: Assessment through laboratory testing" to be held on Friday 21 February 2020 at 10:30-11:30 (CET).  The objective of this webinar is to share information on protocols developed to test the durability of airtightness products in laboratory conditions. It is the second webinar dealing with durability of airtightness following the one focusing on field measurement to be held on January 30th, 2020 (


Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings is out!

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings has just been released. This monthly online newspaper contains relevant information on the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the building and ductwork airtightness platform (TightVent Europe), the international platform on ventilative cooling (venticool) & EU relevant information.



AIVC symposium “Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings” - 27 & 28 March 2019, Dublin

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) together with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are organising a symposium entitled " Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings " to be held on 27-28 March 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. The workshop will take place at the RDS venue, close to Dublin City Centre.



IEA EBC approves extension for AIVC (2017-2021)

On June 9, the executive committee of the IEA Technical Collaboration Programme Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP), previously called the implementing agreement on buildings and Communities, approved a new extension period for the AIVC for the period 2017 till 2021, i.e. a 5 years extension.


During this new period, no radical changes in the overall operation of the AIVC is foreseen but, of course, there will be an evolution in the priorities for the AIVC.


8 specific topics of interest have been identified, i.e.:



TN 68: Residential Ventilation and Health

Exposures in homes constitute the major part of exposures to airborne pollutants experienced through the human lifetime. They can constitute from 60 to 95% of our total lifetime exposures, of which 30% occurs when we sleep.

AIVC 2015 Conference - Abstract submission open

The abstract submission of the 36th AIVC Conference is now open.

Deadline for Abstract submission is March 27, 2015

Registration information will follow soon so stay tuned.

Please visit the conference website at:


35th AIVC conference in Poznań, Poland!

The 35th AIVC conference 'Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance' will be held in Poznan, Poland, 24-25 September, 2014 in conjunction with the 2nd venticool conference and the 4th TightVent conference. Best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the “International Journal of Ventilation”.


New AIVC website on-line!

We are pleased to present you the new AIVC website. Since 2001, the AIVC website had the same look and feel and we thought it was time for a fundamental change. We hope that this new website will please you.


In addition to the new look and feel, some of the major changes are:

  • More interactive website with easier navigation
  • More powerful search engine for AIRBASE
  • Home page with highlights on news, events and publications



26 March 2020, Webinar: “Ventilative Cooling – design and examples”

Venticool, EBC Annex 62 "Ventilative Cooling", and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre are organizing the webinar “Ventilative Cooling – design and examples” to be held on Thursday 26th March 2020 at 15:00-16:30 (CET). Further information on the detailed programme & registration will be out soon. Till then, mark your calendars and stay tuned!




SAVE THE DATE! Webinar on airtightness durability (part 2) - 21 February 2020, 10:30-11:30 (CET)

TightVent Europe and AIVC are organizing the webinar “Durability of airtightness- assessment through laboratory tests” to be held on Friday 21st February 2020 at 10:30-11:30 (CET). This is the second webinar organized on this topic (Information on the first webinar of this series can be found here).