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TightVent newsletter issue #15 – November 2018 now available

The 15th issue of the TightVent newsletter is now available! Specific contents include:

  • Foreword
  • 15 -16 October 2019 – 40th AIVC & 8th TightVent conference in Ghent, Belgium
  • Feedback from the 39th AIVC & 7th TightVent conference: Summary of the airtightness track
  • First results of a new database on airtightness in Spain
  • Impact of envelope leakages distribution on Demand Control Ventilation performance
  • Product news from our partners



Feedback from the AIVC 2018 conference

More than 200 participants attended the joint 39th AIVC – 7th TightVent – 5th venticool conference held in Juan-Les-Pins, France on September 18-19, 2018. The programme consisted of 3 parallel sessions with contributions from 27 countries and international organisations. Around 150 presentations were given covering the main conference topics namely: Smart Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Health relationships,;Ventilation and (building) Airtightness; Ventilative cooling – Resilient cooling.


IEA EBC News, November 2018 now available

The latest issue of the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter has just been released.


The November 2018 edition features articles on:



39th AIVC Conference evaluation results available!

The evaluation questionnaire of the 39th AIVC conference: “Smart Ventilation for buildings” was sent out to 207 attendees of the event. The summary of the main outcomes listed below, result from the feedback of 99 participants who filled in the evaluation form.

General outcomes:

  • The conference met the expectations of 90% of the participants
  • 81% of the participants would recommend the conference to others
  • 75% of the participants would attend another conference on this topic



AIVC Newsletter issue #14 – September 2018 now available

The September issue of the AIVC newsletter has just been released.


Contents include:


Recordings and slides of EBC Annex 68 webinar now available

The recordings and the slides of our latest webinar "Using Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) sensors to measure Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) for ventilation control" held on 4 September, 2018 and jointly organised with the IEA EBC Annex 68 “Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings”  are now available online at: 



venticool publishes new report on ventilative cooling!

venticool has just released a new report in the context of IEA EBC Annex 62 ventilative cooling.

This background report Status and recommendations for better implementation of ventilative cooling in standards, legislation and compliance tools, presents insights on recommendations into how ventilative cooling is integrated in EN standards, ISO standards, national standards, national legislation and national compliance tools. It is intended for building designers, builders and experts working with building energy performance standards, legislation and compliance tools.


Revised EPBD comes into effect on 9 July 2018

On 19 June 2018, the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU) 2018/844 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, following its formal approval by the Parliament on 17 April 2018 and by the Council of Ministers on 14 May 2018.


Register now for the AIVC 2018 conference!

Register now for the 39th AIVC - 7th TightVent - 5th venticool joint conference "Smart ventilation for buildings" to be held on 18 and 19 September 2018 in Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France.


Confirmed topical sessions include:


IEA EBC News, June 2018 now available

The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter contains updates on ongoing and forthcoming research projects, and features new publications and website information, as well as topical articles of a general nature. It is intended for those active in fields relating to operational energy saving for buildings and communities.